The High School Performing Arts Summer Conservatory at AMDA

2015 DATES:
Session 1: July 2 – July 19 (All sessions full and closed)
Session 2: July 23 – August 9 (All sessions full and closed)

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. This summer, 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 within our three performing arts disciplines. Residential and commuter programs in NY and LA are open to all talented high school students completing grades 8-12 during the 2014/15 school year.

Choose your focus

Snapshot of your day

  • Classes in your chosen
    performing arts focus: Acting,
    Vocal Music or Dance Theatre
  • Elective courses based on
    student interests to support
    your core discipline.
  • Rehearsals for your
    Final Performance.

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 Final Performance production in front of an audience in one of our lovely performance spaces.

Final Performances

  • At the conclusion of your program, you will perform in a Final Performance production.
  • Filmed Performance: Each Final Performance will be filmed by a professional film crew. Every student artist will receive a copy of their Final 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; professional recording studios.


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 safe and secure dormitories.


AMDA provides rigorous, performance-based training and an industry-focused education experience; one that inspires excellence and prepares artists with an appreciation for the universal power of transformation through art. AMDA’s educational philosophy is based on close collegial interaction between instructors and students — in class, in production and through active mentorship.

AMDA is committed to providing an unsurpassed performing arts education to a diverse community of creative artists. AMDA serves as both school and stage, where students are given the support and opportunity to define their own personal objectives and to develop and refine their own distinctive artistic voices.

AMDA strives to create an environment for 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. Above all, AMDA wants to teach students that commitment and passion are the hallmarks of a successful and joyous career.

New York Campus

211 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023

Main Phone: 646-755-8702
Mobile Contact: 646-823-5880

Los Angeles Campus

6305 Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Main Phone: 323-603-5932
Mobile Contact: 323-376-7584

2015 Parent Presentations
and Performances

If you are planning to see one of the performances, RSVP to:

Saturday 7/18 and 8/8


Contemporary Vocals:
10:00am Reception
11:00am Performance

12:00pm Reception
1:00pm Performance

Acting for Film/TV:
2:00pm Reception
3:00pm Performance

Acting for the Stage:
4:00pm Reception
5:00pm Performance

Musical Theatre:
[Section B-Max]
6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Performance

Musical Theatre:
[Section A-Gene]
8:00pm Reception
9:00pm Performance

Saturday 7/18 and 8/8


1:00pm Reception
2:00pm Performance

Contemporary Vocals:
1:00pm Reception
2:00pm Performance

1:00pm Reception
2:00pm Performance