Sign-ups are now open for our annual Oh Say, Can You Sing? Competition!

Looking to showcase your vocal talents? Audition for the chance to sing the National Anthem at the Des Moines Symphony's Annual Yankee Doodle Pops!

Each year, the Symphony chooses one singer to perform the National Anthem at our "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" competition. To enter, fill out the sign-up sheet below. Keep in mind, however, that audition slots are first come, first serve. The first fifteen individuals to sign up are guaranteed a slot. Five walk-up auditions will be allowed on the day of the competition.

Oh Say, Can You Sing?

Important Dates:

  • Oh Say, Can You Sing? Competition: Sat Jun 25, 2022 at 11am
  • Yankee Doodle Pops: Fri Jul 1, 2022 at 8:30pm

NOTE: If selected, performers must be available for these dates and times and provide their own transportation to Des Moines.

Competition Rules and Recommendations:

  • Participants must perform the National Anthem with the provided accompanist in either A-flat Major or B-flat Major.
  • Participants should wear whatever they feel comfortable in while still maintaining an air of professionalism.
  • Have fun!

To sign up for an audition, complete this form:

Sign-Up Form

Questions? Contact us via email.

In addition to singing at the Des Moines Symphony's Yankee Doodle Pops, the competition winner receives two 2022-2023 Season Flex Packs and admission for two to one Masterworks concert intermission reception. The first runner-up receives two 2022-2023 Season Flex Packs. The second runner-up receives two 2022-2023 Masterworks tickets.