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High School Virtual Conservatory
The High School Virtual Conservatory at AMDA is a two-week online program that provides extraordinary performing arts training for passionate artists, wherever they may be! This program offers cutting-edge learning opportunities that are uniquely personal and specifically designed for today’s emerging performing artists.
Students Choose from Four Dynamic Disciplines:
- Musical Theatre
- Acting for Stage & Screen
- Dance Theatre
- Pop Star: Recording Artist
Training is created and delivered by members of AMDA’s world-class faculty from our New York City and Hollywood campuses, so students begin to build their artist networks in both entertainment capitals of the world. Students also have access to direct learning opportunities from AMDA Alumni currently on Broadway & national touring shows.
2020 Session Dates for The High School Virtual Conservatory
- Session 1: June 21 - July 3
- Session 2: July 5 - 17 (Deposit deadline for this session is Wednesday, July 1st)
- Session 3: July 19 - 31 (Deposit deadline for this session is Wednesday, July 15th)
Eligibility and Requirements
- Our programs are open to all talented high school students who are currently completing grades 8-12 and 14-19 years old at time of enrollment. High School graduation date should be no earlier than 2020.
- Students should have reliable access to high-speed internet and a screen device (laptop/desktop, smart phone, and/or tablet) that can stream and record video for live online class meetings.
- A space to rehearse/record class assignments. This could be anywhere in your home where you can easily focus and safely perform
- This program can be completed from wherever you are in the world!
Application and Enrollment Process
SUBMIT YOUR HIGH School VIRTUAL CONSERVATORY APPLICATION +−Complete the application by clicking Apply Now. If you have any questions prior to filling out the application, you are welcome to fill out the Request Information form. The Request Information form does not qualify as an Application and a student will only move forward to be reviewed once the Application is completed.
SCHEDULE INTERVIEW +−Once the application is complete, you will receive a link to sign up on scheduleonce for an interview. You will select a date and time for your interview. The interview is meant to better get to know the student behind the application and takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
GET ACCEPTED +−
Once the application and interview are reviewed, the student will be notified if they are accepted into the program. Parents will receive a phone call to discuss details, policies, and answer questions.
SUBMIT DEPOSIT +−
If accepted, you will receive an email and phone call to review program details. Your $200 deposit will be due at this time. If you, the Parent, have received this phone call and email, you can deposit here:Submit Deposit
ACCESS STUDENT PORTAL +−
Once accepted, parents will receive a phone call to discuss details and an email will be sent out with the student portal access information. If you have not received that email after your call, feel free to contact us at HighSchool@amda.edu. If you have received that email, you may access your student portal here.Student Portal
SUBMIT PLACEMENT VIDEO +−
Submit your placement video within two weeks of receiving your acceptance email to be considered for partial, merit-based scholarships.Placement Video
SUBMIT ENROLLMENT FORMS +−
Submit all forms for your program, which can be accessed through the following link:Enrollment forms
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE +−
If interested in scholarships, discounts and grants, please submit a placement video, and complete this financial assistance form. Once decisions have been made, you will receive notice in your student portal.Financial Asistance form
- Talent-Based Scholarships
- Returning Student Grants
- Partial Financial Assistance Grants
- $150 Early Bird Discount through May 31
High School Virtual Experience
Schedule OVERVIEW +−
All classes START at: All classes END by: Student Engagement Times*: 9:00am (PST) 3:30pm (PST) 5.5 hours live in class per day 10:00am (MST) 4:30pm (MST) 3.5 hours independent study per day 11:00am (CST) 5:30pm (CST) 3 hours of activities per week 12:00pm (EST) 6:30pm (EST) 2 hours of performance per week 5:00pm (BST) 11:30pm (BST) 1 hour of social time per day
*Times dependent on location
Program SCHEDULES +−
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates for the program? +−
Session 1: June 21 - July 3
Session 2: July 5 - July 17
Session 3: July 19 - July 31
What are the costs for the program? +−
$1900 before financial assistance
$25 Application Fee(Currently waived!)
Once I have completed the enrollment process, what should I do next? +−
Your instructors will reach out to you, as we get closer to the start date of the programs with further details. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us at HighSchool@amda.edu.
What systems will I need to download for the program? +−
You will need to be given an AMDA email account (once you are accepted into the program and assigned to a class section). From there you will be guided on how to set up Google Classrooms. Your instructors will email you codes for your particular classes to sign into when you enter the site.Google Classroom
Do I need a computer for the program? +−
Technically, you can do many of your assignments and lectures through a mobile device; however, we cannot guarantee that the quality will be sufficient or that all aspects of the website and assignments will transfer to the mobile versions.
If limited on physical space in my home, are there any programs I am not able to do? +−
With our world-class faculty being as creative and talented as they are, they have been able to cater all of their curriculum to the online learning format, as to not limit the training of our students. In doing so, they are able to give their students a unique, intensive learning experience from the comforts of their homes.
If I am from a country with a significant time difference, will I still be able to attend? +−
Yes! We offer an international program that caters to as many time zones as possible. Our class times are set to suit most countries. It is our goal to offer options that work for students from all over the world!
If I have any issues with the internet, who should I contact? +−
If you are having internet issues we recommend contacting your internet provider. If your internet is working fine, but are still having connection issues we will have an IT Support member available to assist. Please contact our HS programs office for IT support information.
Will we be working with partners or are we only working on solo pieces? +−
At the faculties' discretion, there will be a multitude of options for learning and working together with other students, which may include scene or duet work, if deemed appropriate.
Will there be a final performance? +−
Yes. Final presentations are a culminating part of the program and will be catered to the respective classes and disciplines. More information will be provided from your instructor at the beginning of the program
Does the online program assist in getting into AMDA College? +−
During the program, you will be coached in the auditioning process by AMDA’s college faculty and be submitting a self-taped audition video to be considered for admission. This will give everyone an opportunity to be considered for admission and scholarships to AMDA College.
Do I receive credits for attending the High School Virtual Conservatory? +−
This is not an accredited program, so you will not receive college credit. You will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.
Do we receive grades/evaluations for the program? +−
High School Virtual Conservatory is an experiential program that provides students the opportunity to work with AMDA’s world class faculty and staff while getting a glimpse inside of a performing arts college/conservatory. Although there are not grades/evaluations, your instructors will be giving you personalized feedback throughout the entirety of the program.
What are the benefits of doing the virtual version of the High School Program? +−
Due to the structure of the program, students have unique access to their world class faculty, through private lessons that allow for personalized instruction.
What are the main differences between the in-person and virtual programs? +−
- The students attending the in-person programs will have culturally immersive activities that they will be privy to, such as shows, exersions, etc.
- Without the culturally immersive activities, the virtual students will be given more time for guest speakers and private lessons.
- In addition to tuition, the in-person program costs include entertainment and meal plans, with housing being optional.