Experience life at a rigorous conservatory
Three times each year, prospective students experience what life is like at AMDA for aspiring performers. Here, performing isn’t just a hobby, but a profession that takes commitment and focus. At the AMDA Open House, you take part in two sample classes in your desired discipline with AMDA faculty, receiving feedback similar to enrolled students. You also hear from Admissions, faculty, current students, and featured alumni working in the industry—all in all, a day not to be missed.
Recent AMDA alumni on the Q&A panel have included:
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson — "Modern Family," Broadway: On the Town, The 25th Annual County Spelling Bee
- Chandra Lee Schwartz — Broadway: Wicked (Glinda), Gypsy (June), Hairspray (national tour)
- Krystal Joy Brown — Broadway: Big Fish, Motown The Musical, Leap of Faith
- Chryssie Whitehead — Film: Revenge of the Bridesmaids, Save the Last Dance; Broadway: A Chorus Line
- Phillip Garcia — Television: 13 national commercials, "Major Crimes" (TNT); Stage: In the Heights (LA)
- J. Elaine Marcos — 8 Broadway shows, including Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Chorus Line
- Ray Fisher — Stage: Fetch Clay, Make Man (Off-Broadway, as Muhammad Ali); Film: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice
- Sean Samuels — Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, Curtains, Tarzan
- Sam Underwood — Television: "The Following," "Homeland," "Dexter," "Zero Hour"