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AMDA High School Summer Conservatory Audition Experience

All Summer Conservatory students will have the opportunity to experience a simulated performing arts college audition at the end of their program, including a possible acceptance to AMDA College of the Performing Arts!

High School Summer Audition Experience Information

As an important part of our performing arts immersion programming, students participate in a college audition experience. Audition preparation and techniques are integrated into our curriculum, so students prepare with AMDA faculty and staff to refine their audition skills. For rising freshmen and sophomores, this audition experience is used for future high school summer conservatory, merit-based scholarships. Rising juniors, seniors, and recent graduates will be considered for acceptance into AMDA College of the Performing Arts (both BFA and certificate programs).

Please review the information below to prepare for this audition experience, and remember that your instructors will work with you throughout the program to help refine your audition pieces. The goal is for all students to have an amazing experience with their audition, to build confidence and refine skills.

Rising juniors, seniors, and recent graduates will be considered for acceptance into AMDA College of the Performing Arts (both BFA and certificate programs). Prior to arriving to campus, please complete your personal essay. Through your essay we hope to get to know you better. This is an important part of our admission process.

The audition experience for rising freshmen and sophomores is used for future High School Summer Conservatory, merit-based scholarship consideration.

There is no application fee to participate in the AMDA Audition Experience.

Audition Requirements

Acting

    • Two 1-2 minute contrasting monologues (contemporary or classical).
    • The audition performance should not exceed 4 minutes in total.
    • Monologues should ideally be sourced from published plays.
    • The use of props during your audition is not permitted.

Vocal Music (Musical Theatre and Pop Vocals)

    • One 1-2 minute monologue (contemporary or classical), and 2 minutes (or 32 bars) of a song from the musical theatre, pop or classical repertoire.
    • You are required to bring sheet music in your key to your audition in a binder. Your sheet music should be double sided.
    • AMDA will provide a professional accompanist for you. Tapes may not be used as accompaniment.

Dance Theatre

    • Students will be asked to present a primary solo dance piece (60-90 seconds in length). The primary solo piece should be in one of the following styles: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and/or Contemporary.
    • Students who wish to show an intermediate or advanced level of proficiency in Hip-hop, Tap, Ballroom or cultural dance styles may prepare a secondary solo.

Summer Grooves

Summer Grooves provides students a wonderful opportunity to audition and perform at the midpoint of the session. AMDA's Summer Grooves Series is a unique presentation of works from all disciplines by High School Summer Conservatory students. View this PDF to learn more about the Summer Grooves audition opportunity.