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Carefully review and follow the in-person audition instructions below for your respective program. If you will be auditioning via video, follow the specific video submission instructions.


All audition material (songs & monologues) must be prepared and performed in English.

Please prepare two contrasting monologues that are each 60-90 seconds in length. Monologues should demonstrate a connection to the character's emotional life, vocal clarity, clear physical choices, and a solid understanding of the text.

Please prepare 60-90 seconds (or 32 bars) of a song from Musical Theatre or Pop/Contemporary repertoire and a 60-90 second monologue. The song selection should demonstrate engaged storytelling performed with proficient pitch, tone, diction and vocal clarity. The monologue selection should demonstrate a connection to the character’s emotional life, clear physical choices and a solid understanding of the text.

Audition Instructions: Please prepare 60-90 seconds (or 32 bars) of a commercial music ballad and 60-90 seconds of a commercial music uptempo song. Any genre of commercial music is acceptable, including pop, R&B, rock, country, gospel, hip-hop and dance. The song selection should demonstrate a connection to lyrics performed with proficient pitch and a strong sense of musical styling. You must sing to a pre-recorded track for both songs. Singers who regularly provide self-accompaniment with guitar accompaniment or other portable acoustic instruments can accompany themselves on 1 of the selections.

Audition Instructions: Please prepare 2 contrasting dance solos (each solo approx. 60 seconds in length). Styles may include: Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Ballroom, Hip-hop, Theatre Dance, World Dance, or Contemporary. Applicants may be lead through additional movement phrases provided by the AMDA coach facilitating the audition.

The Performing Arts program provides training across all performing arts disciplines, allowing the student increased flexibility in coursework choices. Students must select a preferred focus of study within the Performing Arts program (Acting, Music Theatre or Dance) and audition using the requirements of that focus.

Follow the requirements above for Acting, Music Theatre, or Dance.