| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that it will host its annual open casting call on Tuesday, June 21 at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City to select children to perform at the 2011 U.S. Open, Aug. 29–Sept. 11. Winners will perform “America the Beautiful” live at Arthur Ashe Stadium during night sessions of this year’s U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The auditions are free of charge and will be held from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. EST. Children 12 years of age and younger as of Sept. 11, 2011, will be asked to sing “America the Beautiful” a cappella in front of a panel of celebrity judges from the music and entertainment industries including Tinsel Korey, who plays Emily Young in The Twilight Saga series, Josh Henderson, star of TV shows such as “Desperate Housewives” and “90210,” and “American Idol” season two alumni Kimberley Locke.