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Alumni On-Campus Policies

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GENERAL ACCESS INFORMATION

As of November 15, 2021, AMDA’s New York campus will begin to welcome vaccinated alumni back to campus for individual rehearsal use. To utilize alumni benefits on campus, alumni must present a valid AMDA ID to the security team upon entry. Alumni who do not possess an AMDA ID can submit an Alumni ID Request form in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: All alumni must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to gain access to AMDA’s New York campus. AMDA will accept COVID-19 vaccinations that are approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization. To be cleared for access to AMDA’s New York campus, alumni must submit their vaccination records through the Alumni Vaccination Form.

RESERVING A REHEARSAL OR VOICE STUDIO

Rehearsal and Voice Studios are designed to offer support, when available, for audition preparations or independent practice/rehearsal. They are not designed for group projects or outside productions. Use of AMDA Rehearsal and Voice Studios is a privilege that extends only to AMDA alumni. NON-AMDA affiliated participants cannot be approved for campus access.

Only alumni who have submitted their COVID-19 vaccination records and have received a confirmation of clearance are eligible for campus access. Cleared alumni should reserve Rehearsal and Voice Studios through the AMDA Student Portal before visiting campus. Studios are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is always given to current students and faculty.

CAMPUS BUILDINGS

AMDA New York business hours are subject to change. Hours may vary due to performances, events and rehearsals. Campus access is not available during school breaks or holidays.

61st St. Building

    • Location: 211 West 61st Street, New York NY 10023 (Enter on 61st Street through the main AMDA entrance)
    • Hours: Mon - Fri (7:00am to 12:00am), Sat (7:00am to 12:00am), Sun (9:00am to 10:00pm)

Ansonia Building

    • Location: 2109 Broadway, New York NY 10023 (Enter on 73rd Street between Broadway and West End Ave.)
    • Hours: Mon - Fri (7:00am to 12:00am), Sat (7:00am to 11:30pm), Sun (9:00am to 9:00pm)

NEW - AMDA at 54th Street

    • Location: 250 West 54th Street (Enter on 54th Street through the 250 entrance.)
    • Hours: Mon - Fri (7:00am to 12:00am), Sat (7:00am to 11:30pm), Sun (9:00am to 10:00pm)

ACCOMPANIST/TAPING SESSION

Accompanist/Taping Sessions are scheduled with accompanists outside of Rehearsal and Voice Studio reservations. Sessions are ten (10) minutes long and can be scheduled through SignUpGenius.

Communicating with AMDA Faculty or Staff

AMDA alumni should communicate with Alumni Services to pre-arrange a meeting with a faculty or staff member by emailing alumniservices@amda.edu. Alumni Services will forward notes, e-mails, telephone messages, etc. to the respective faculty/staff.

AMDA is pleased to provide an artistic home to its alumni. AMDA alumni are the ambassadors, advocates, and advisors who help strengthen AMDA's traditions, support its future growth, and cultivate networks of influence. Whether a recent graduate, or someone who graduated many years ago, we enjoy engaging with all of our alumni. Alumni Benefits include alumni visiting campus to utilize the AMDA Library, practice rooms for individual rehearsal, and accompanist/taping sessions.

General Arrival Process

To utilize alumni benefits on campus, alumni must present a valid AMDA ID to the guard at the guard booth on Yucca Street or the guard in the lobby of the Vine Building. Alumni who do not possess an AMDA ID can submit an Alumni ID Request form in advance. After explaining the purpose of your visit to the guard, you will be directed to sign-in with reception.

NOTE: Alumni can sign-in directly with the guard and reception at the Vine Building for use of practice rooms and accompanist/taping sessions. If visiting during the evening and weekend when parking is available, alumni can drive onto campus through the guard booth on Yucca Street.

Alumnus must sign-up with reception and indicate what business they would like to conduct on campus (rehearsal room, library, taping session etc).

Reserving a Practice Room

Practice rooms are designed to offer support, when available, for audition preparations or independent practice/rehearsal. They are not designed for group projects or outside productions.

Other than current-term AMDA community members, the use of AMDA practice rooms is a privilege that extends only to AMDA alumni. If a rehearsal room is desired for a rehearsal involving more than one participant, NON-AMDA affiliated participants cannot be approved for campus access.

Although priority is always given to current students and faculty for use of rooms, alumni may pre-schedule practice rooms (upon availability) via Alumni Services at least 24 hours in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Practice Rooms schedule is:
    • Mon-Fri 9am-10pm
    • Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
    • There is limited availability Mon-Fri 9am-7pm
    • Dance, Musical Theatre and Acting Practice Rooms are available for one-hour reservations only. Room 8W in the Tower Building is not available for alumni use.
    • Practice Rooms may not be available during school breaks or holidays.

Accompanist/Taping Session

Accompanist/Taping Sessions are scheduled with accompanists in the Vine Building on the 5th floor via a sign-up sheet outside of the session rooms. An alumnus must come to campus to reserve a same-day session. Sessions are seven (7) minutes long and alumni are encouraged to sign-up for two sessions in a row.

  • Accompanist/Taping Session hours are typically scheduled as:
    • Mon 9am-7:30pm
    • Tues 9am-9pm
    • Wed 9am-8:30pm
    • Thurs 9am-7:30pm
    • Fri 9am-7pm
    • Sat 9:30am-6:30pm
    • Schedule is subject to change frequently during the term and is not available during term breaks or holidays.

Communicating with AMDA Faculty or Staff

An alumnus should communicate with Alumni Services to pre-arrange a meeting with a faculty or staff member on campus via phone 212-957-3376 or email Alumni Services.

Alumni Services will forward notes, e-mails, telephone messages, etc. to the respective faculty/staff.

Parking

Due to limited space, on-campus parking can only be reserved for current students, faculty and staff. Visiting alumni will be required to find off-campus parking during weekday daytime visits. Metered spaces can be found directly on Yucca Street; be sure to monitor the time carefully. On-campus parking may be offered to alumni on a first-come, first-served basis when it is available during evening or weekend visits.