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COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE

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Jan 15, 2020

We are so proud of the way our community has continued our artistic journey during an incredibly unprecedented time. We are having a truly inspiring Semester and the work that is being done in our virtual classrooms is nothing less than incredible.

We wanted to share the information we have regarding the Spring 2021 Semester. As we are all aware, institutions of higher education, along with nearly all other businesses in Los Angeles and California, remain in the most restrictive phases of reopening. Colleges and Universities in Los Angeles and throughout California are not allowed to reopen. As frustrating as this situation is for all of us, we are also aware that our government officials and health experts are making the best decisions they can to protect the health and safety of all of our community members.

With this in mind, we are making plans to begin our Spring 2021 semester online in the hopes that progress will be made in efforts to reduce the COVID numbers in California and specifically in Los Angeles. As ever, we remain hopeful that we will be able to start to bring students back to campus at some point during the Spring Semester.

The staff at AMDA continue to work closely with our local public health agencies to ensure our campus reopening plans are in alignment with the state and county guidelines for when we are approved to welcome students back to campus.

As a reminder, the dates of our Spring 2021 Semester are:

  1. March 8 – June 18, 2021

As AMDA continues to monitor the public health situation in Los Angeles County and California, we will continue to keep our community aware of our plans. We will begin to move students back onto campus in a phased-in manner as soon as we are given the approval by our government agencies to do so.

Students who have not submitted information regarding their intention for the Spring Semester (or if their intention has changed from a previously submitted form) should use the updated link that was sent by email to provide their intention information by Friday, January 22nd, 5pm PST. Students who have already submitted the form do not need to submit again.

AMDA will be hosting a Zoom Meeting for Students and Parents on Thursday, January 21 at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST so that we have an opportunity to come together and answer any questions you may have. Registration links were sent by email.

If you have any questions, please email us at LAERT@amda.edu and we will make sure you receive the information you need and/or connect you with an AMDA Staff member who can help you.

RETURN TO CAMPUS PLAYBOOK

AMDA has developed a plan for returning to each campus in a way that enables us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for everyone. We invite all of our community members – students, parents, faculty, and staff – to read the AMDA Return to Campus Playbook for your campus. The AMDA Return to Campus Playbook covers all areas of health and safety including the use of masks, other personal protective gear, residential life, the daily self-health checks that will be required of all students, faculty, and staff, and many other important pieces of information that will be necessary for you to know prior to arriving on campus.

At this time, all in-person auditions and events are being rescheduled for future dates yet to be determined. Please note that we are encouraging our applicants to submit a video audition or sign up for a live virtual audition with one of our faculty members.

Either digital audition will in no way impact the outcome of your audition. In fact, we encourage you to audition as soon as possible to not delay the process of joining the AMDA family. We are here for you, and are available to assist you with the entire process. If you have immediate questions, our team of admissions representatives are here and ready to help guide you!

In accordance with the latest guidelines set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), we currently intend to hold 2021 in-person sessions for the High School Summer Conservatory scheduled to take place in LA. We also offer the High School Virtual Conservatory with summer intensive & after school options to choose from if you are unable to attend any of our programs in person. For specific program updates and enrollment information, please go to the following links:
High School Summer Conservatory
High School Virtual Conservatory

  1. LA County Public Health