The High School Performing Arts Summer Conservatory at AMDA
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Four-Week and two-week Program Options
2015 Session Dates To Be Announced

Intensive Performing Arts Training in a College Environment for High School Students
Our unique program offers a transformative experience for talented high school students looking to immerse themselves in the performing arts. For two to four weeks, teens from across the United States will study, train, rehearse, perform and live on AMDA’s New York City and Los Angeles campuses. The rigorous curriculum is taught by a world-class faculty of artists who offer students professional-level training in acting, singing and dance.


AMDA’'s Summer Conservatory empowers young artists to choose their own path by offering a choice of three performing arts disciplines and innovative electives. Residential and commuter programs in NY and LA are open to all talented high school students completing grades 8-12 during the 2013/14 school year.

Choose your focus

Choose your elective*

  • Stage Combat
  • Audition Techniques for Film & TV
  • Jazz Dance
  • Improvisation
  • Ensemble Singing
  • Hip-Hop
  • Stand-Up Comedy
  • Slam Poetry
  • Songwriting
  • Yoga & Body Conditioning

* Sampling Only: electives may change.

High school teens will study, train, rehearse, perform and live on AMDA’s safe and secure college campuses in the heart of New York City and Los Angeles; making new friends, learning new skills and getting a real experience of life in the most important cities for the performing arts in America.


You Have Plans: You are a young artist, talented, ready to challenge yourself and you love to perform. Whether that’s by immersing yourself in the art of acting, finding your voice as a singer, or telling new stories through dance, it’s all about performance.

At AMDA Hollywood or AMDA New York your days will be filled with dynamic performing arts classes and your nights spent in rehearsals. Finally, your new skills and hard work will culminate in a Showcase Production in front of an audience in one of our lovely performance spaces.

Snapshot of your day:

  • Morning: Classes in your chosen performing arts focus: Acting, Singing or Dance
  • Afternoon: Elective classes. You can choose electives within your core focus and/or within the other two disciplines.
  • Evening: Rehearsals for your Showcase Performance


  • At the conclusion of your program, you will perform in a final Showcase Production.
  • Filmed Performance: Each Showcase will be filmed by a professional, three-camera film crew. Every student artist will receive a copy of his or her Showcase Performance.


You will be taught by the best. AMDA’s world-class faculty is amongst the finest in the country. Your teachers are successful actors, directors, choreographers and singers - straight from New York’s Broadway stages; Hollywood film and television sets; international dance concerts; the studio worlds of music videos and audio recording. These same artists are also highly skilled instructors who teach AMDA’s college-level advanced professional courses.


Whether you choose the Upper West Side of Manhattan or the center of Hollywood, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live the college life in the heart of one (or both) of the entertainment capitals of the world. Our students and faculty come from all over the country and all over the world and you will make friends who share your passion for the performing arts; friends who may even be your future colleagues in the entertainment industry. You will live on the AMDA campuses, in comfortable and modern, safe and secure dormitories.


AMDA is committed to providing an unsurpassed performing arts education to a diverse community of creative artists. AMDA seeks to be both the school and the stage, where students are given the support and the freedom to find their voice and to design and create their own unique artistic vision. We strive to create an environment for our students to develop the skills, confidence, imagination and power to contribute to their community as artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries, lifelong learners and conscientious citizens of the world. To achieve this, AMDA provides rigorous, performance-based training and an industry-focused education experience that inspires excellence and prepares artists with an appreciation for the universal power of transformation through art. Above all, we want to teach our students that commitment, passion, and joy are the hallmarks to a successful career.

Tour the Summer Programs

New York Campus

211 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023

Phone: (212) 787-5300
Toll Free: 1-800-367-7908
Fax: (212) 247-0488

Los Angeles Campus

6305 Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone: (323) 469-3300
Toll Free: 1-800-367-7908
Fax: (323) 469-5246

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