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One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years. -Tom Wolfe

This quote encapsulates not only becoming a part of New York, but of the AMDA family. We look forward to welcoming you to campus and into our family soon. The Admissions Office wants to ensure you are well prepared for registration and orientation. Please make sure to read through the orientation guide. If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact the admissions office. We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you when the campus reopens. We hope you come to love the city of New York as much as we do.

Jonathan Juarbe
Director of Admissions

The following forms listed on the Orientation Checklist must be submitted by Monday, June 10, 2019 to complete your enrollment at AMDA. To ensure that you are up to date with required documents and tasks please contact your admissions advisor. You may contact your advisor directly or dial 800-367-7908 to speak with an AMDA Admissions Advisor.

In light of COVID-19 precautions, all orientation sessions will take place online. Incoming students will receive email notifications from orientation staff with more information as we get closer to our summer semester.

Our new, virtual orientation will begin July 1, 2020. Students will have video sessions, meetings and assignments to complete each week, to fulfill their orientation requirements. These sessions are aimed to provide all incoming students with the resources and tools to be successful throughout their entire AMDA journey.

Integrated: Voice and Sight-Singing Assessment

This assessment will be used by our Voice and Sight Singing Departments to place you with an individual voice instructor that best meets your background and experience during Orientation and place you in the appropriate level of Sight Singing. Deadline to complete the assessment is May 25, 2020.

Studio: Elective Selection

This form will be used to determine registration for available electives. Deadline to complete the form is May 25, 2020.

The student portal offers students valuable information such as class schedule, grades, financial aid info, forms and documents, etc. Please sign in to review your account.

This resource section is dedicated to supporting the interests of AMDA parents and families, and to promoting a sense of community for parents and families. We consider you a part of the AMDA family too, and we are eager to answer questions and provide information as your student makes the adjustment to higher education.

We encourage parents and families to familiarize themselves with the many resources at AMDA; the departments listed below will be more than happy to assist in answering your questions.

OFF TO AMDA: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND FAMILIES:

Orientation Links:

All students should be well groomed and maintain excellent hygiene. Students are expected to look their best for every class. Women with long hair are to have hair pulled back in a neat bun; hair should be slicked back or braided into a bun and secured with a hair net and bobby pins. Short hair should be pulled away from face. A simple thin headband may be used to pull bangs back. No jewelry is to be worn during class. The use of light street make-up is encouraged for women (lipstick, blush and mascara).

Required Attire
New York City street scene with taxis