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Speaker and Vocalist Application

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2020 Speakers/Vocalists

Those that have submitted an entry will be contacted to confirm that they are still able to participate in the 2020 Commencement Ceremonies prior to an in-person audition is set up. A date has not yet been determined for the 2020 Commencement Ceremonies, but an email will be sent out via your CSUSM Email account as well as posted on the Commencement website and social media sites.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to find solutions that are compliant with local health orders during these unprecedented times. 

2021 Speakers

CSUSM Commencement Speaker
Your 2-3 minute speech should address your graduating class and touch on the overall CSUSM experience.  You may  view videos from previous ceremonies for examples of what we are looking for.

2021 Vocalists

CSUSM Commencement Vocalist
Vocalists will perform the Star Spangled Banner (National Anthem) to kick-off your ceremony. Please sing 2 versus and the chorus, a cappella , in your video submission.

2021 Speaker/Vocalist Application

Complete and submit the application form below to be considered to be the speaker for your class, or to sing the national anthem at your Commencement ceremony. 

If you are selected  for an in-person audition, you will be notified via email (that you noted on your application). All auditions are in-person and will be scheduled once University Staff are allowed to have in-person meetings.

Application deadline: March 15, 2021

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