The High School Performing Arts Summer Conservatory at AMDA

The performer's alternative to summer camp

Travel Details

Final Performances

2016 DATES:
Session 1: July 3-16 (NYC & LA)
Session 2: July 17-30 (NYC & LA)
Session 3: July 31-Aug 13 (NYC only)
All sections are full and closed to enrollment.

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 all over the world 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 NYC and LA are open to all talented high school students completing grades 8-12 during the 2015/16 school year.

Choose your focus

Snapshot of your day

  • Depending on enrollment, each session will offer specialized morning courses, rehearsals, and performances concentrating on key areas within a given focus.
  • Rehearsals for your Final Performance.
  • Performing Arts Experience classes, selected to compliment your background, focus and interests.

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.

Contact Information

Main Phone: 323-603-5932

NYC Campus:
Airport Contact: 917-674-8782

LA Campus:
Airport Contact: 323-499-9628

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