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American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) Supports Local Student Scholarship Program


The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) has joined forces with New Mexico nonprofit, Katharsis Media, to award a local musical theatre student with the prestigious Director’s Scholarship. 


The staff of Katharsis Media, INC and AMDA are pleased to present this award through a televised competitive training program entitled “Broadway Bound”. The 15-week reality TV show will follow a group of students ranging in age from 17 to 29 through levels of elimination to produce a single Musical Theatre Champion. The champion will be the recipient of the award. 


Something that really sets this program apart is its focus on low income individuals. The Director’s Scholarship was developed by AMDA administration to provide access to the prestigious institution specifically for those who would not otherwise be able to attend. This is why AMDA has partnered with Katharsis Media, INC. The New Mexico nonprofit strives to provide access to the performing arts and to professional training in the performing arts for all people with a specific focus on those with financial need. 


To be eligible for the program, students must meet basic AMDA admission requirements, have graduated from high school or be a current high school senior, under the age of 30 as of August 17, 2019, and they must demonstrate financial need. The program will accept SNAP/TANF eligibility, documentation of free/reduced lunch eligibility, or a FAFSA EFC score of 07500 as demonstration of financial need. 


At its core, the program strives to be educational and will offer master classes and workshops to the participants in the major areas of professional musical theatre (acting, dance, and vocal instruction).  The show will be aired on the local public access channel and will also be streamed online. 

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