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Vocal Music Students Advance in NATS Southern Region Conference

Members of the Vocal Music department recently participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Southern Region Conference & Student Auditions in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Seniors Avery Smith, Aaliyah McCullum, andRead More...

Dr. Nadia Alexis Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

JACKSON, MISS. – Nadia Alexis of McComb, Mississippi has been awarded a $500 mini-grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the more than $1.75 million in grantsRead More...

Literary Students Receive Awards in Fall 2023 Competitions

The Literary Arts Department recently received recognition for entries submitted to the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association’s Best of Mississippi — Literary Magazine Awards, as well as the Eudora Welty Ephemera Prize forRead More...

Ashley Hancock Teaches Masterclasses to Theatre and Film Students

Ashley Hancock, a professional costume designer, made a stop by Mississippi School of the Arts to conduct some masterclasses in the art of costume design and character creation. Students in Theatre andRead More...

MSA Educator, Tobie Lambert, Receives National Honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Mississippi School of the Arts educator Tobie Lambert, has been selected as a grant winner of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes topRead More...

Gabrielle Robinson Earns Gold Award through Girl Scouts of America

The schedule of a theatre student at the Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) is an arduous one requiring hours of rehearsals and performances on top of the academic expectations of highRead More...

Two MSA Students Awarded in William Faulkner Literary Competition

Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates two students for receiving awards in the William Faulkner Literary Competition. Joshua Clark, a class of 2024 Media Arts film student, received 2nd place for aRead More...

MSA Implements New Clear Bag Policy for Public Events

In the interest of enhancing existing security measures at Mississippi School of the Arts public events, a new clear-bag protocol is being implemented for the 2023-2024 school year. This is aligned withRead More...

Sound Engineer, David Wyman, Conducts Workshop for Media Arts

The Media Arts Film Department welcomed an Academy Award nominee to the lab for a three-day guest artist residency and workshop. The three-day workshop with David Wyman started in May when WymanRead More...

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The 2023-2024 “Show Us Your Best, Mississippi!” art contest is live! We invite Mississippi students in grades 7-10 to submit their best art to potentially win prizes. Contest due date is December 30, 2023.

  • Visual Arts: Submit a drawing or painting of any subject. Show us your best!

  • Literary Arts: Submit a written story or poem (No more than 1000 words, typed). Show us your best!

  • Filmmaking: Submit a one-minute film, uploaded to YouTube. Show us your best!

  • Theatre: Submit a video (uploaded to YouTube) of a thirty-second monologue performed by the applicant from a published play.

  • Dance: Submit a thirty-second video (uploaded to YouTube) of an original dance.

  • Vocal Music: Submit a thirty-second video (uploaded to YouTube) of a song performance of your choice.

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Community Events / Showcases

Fall 2023 Junior and Senior Visual Art Exhibit 
Oct 19, 2023 - Jan 12, 2024 • Enochs Art Gallery (MSA)

MSA Class of 2026 Audition Application Season 
Oct 20, 2023 - Mar 2, 2024 •

Show Us Your Best, Mississippi! - 2023-2024 Art Contest 
Nov 1, 2023 - Dec 30, 2023 •

A. H. Jerriod Avant Public Reading 
Dec 7, 2023 • Enochs Black Box (MSA)

Winter 2023 Choral Concert (MSA & Brookhaven High) 
Dec 12, 2023 • Lampton Auditorium (MSA)

Theatre Performance of Literary Art Works 
Dec 13, 2023 • Enochs Black Box (MSA)

Fall 2023 Film Festival Showcase 
Dec 14, 2023 • Enochs Black Box (MSA)

REGISTRATION: 2024 MSA Summer Arts Camp 
Jan 1, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024 • MSA Campus

Antonio Fini Dance Showcase 
Jan 9, 2024 • Stanley Stewart Auditorium (Co-Lin)


Black History Month 2024 Art Exhibit 
Feb 1, 2024 - Mar 7, 2024 • MSA Campus

Opening Reception for the Black History Month Art Exhibit 
Feb 1, 2024 • Enochs Art Gallery (MSA)

2024 Spring Dance Concert 
Mar 6, 2024 - Mar 7, 2024 • Enochs Black Box (MSA)

2024 Vocal Music Recital 
Apr 5, 2024 • Lampton Auditorium (MSA)

2024 Junior Dance Informal Showcase 
Apr 11, 2024 • Dance Studio (MSA)

Spring 2024 Literary Art Senior Showcases 
Apr 15, 2024 - May 6, 2024 • MSA Campus

MSA Theatre Spring 2024 Production 
Apr 18, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024 • MSA Campus

Spring 2024 Visual Art Senior Showcases 
Apr 25, 2024 - May 9, 2024 • Enochs Art Gallery (MSA)

"Tuck Everlasting" -- Musical Production 
May 3, 2024 - May 5, 2024 • Location TBA

2024 Senior Dance Informal Showcase 
May 9, 2024 • Dance Studio (MSA)

Spring 2024 Media Film Festival 
May 16, 2024 • Enochs Black Box (MSA)

Student / Campus Events

Literary Coffee House | December 2023
Dec 11, 2023 • Elizabeth Cottage (MSA)

Literary Coffee House | January 2024
Jan 22, 2024 • Elizabeth Cottage (MSA)

Literary Coffee House | February 2024
Feb 26, 2024 • Elizabeth Cottage (MSA)

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