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National Park Service Recognizes Art by MSA Visual Alum, Kwasi Butler.

Chrystian Butler of Brandon, MS, better known as Kwasi, was recently featured with artwork in the official art collection of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson, Mississippi. KwasiRead More...

Erin Erter Advances to State Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest

Senior Literary student, Erin Erter, recently participated in the Regional Poetry Out Loud event at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi, capturing top-three. Poetry Out Loud is a freeRead More...

Dr. Nadia Alexis to be Honored as Vance Fellow at 35th Annual NLCC

Dr. Nadia Alexis has been selected to represent the Mississippi School of the Arts as a Vance Fellow at the 35th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration (NLCC) to be held FebruaryRead More...

Literary Arts Welcomes Dr. Jerriod Avant as Guest Artist

Dr. A. H. Jerriod Avant, a published author, was invited as a guest artist in the Literary Arts department of Mississippi School of the Arts. During his time on campus, students learnedRead More...

Brookhaven High School to Join MSA Chorale for Winter Choir Concert

For the first time, Brookhaven High School’s ‘Ole Brook Singers’ are collaborating with the Mississippi School of the Arts’ Vocal Music Department to receive professional voice coaching and instruction. During the fallRead More...

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 Heathcock Teaches Masterclasses to Theatre and Film Students

Ashley Heathcock, 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...

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Community Events / Showcases

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

Black History Month 2024 Art Exhibit 
Feb 1, 2024 - Mar 7, 2024 • Enochs Art Gallery (MSA)

"Human Connections" Literary Podcast | Season 3 
Feb 21, 2024 - May 8, 2024 • MSA Campus

"JOY!" -- A Mississippi Chorus Concert and Lecture Series 
Mar 4, 2024 • Lampton Auditorium (MSA)

REGISTRATION: 2024 MSA Summer Arts Camp 
Mar 5, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024 • MSA Campus

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

"Sweet Evening" Vocal Music Cabaret 
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

"The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare 
Apr 18, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024 • Enochs Black Box (MSA)

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 • Brookhaven High School

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

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

Spring 2024 Chorale Concert 
May 17, 2024 • Lampton Auditorium (MSA)

Student / Campus Events

MSA Awards Day 2024
Apr 12, 2024 • MSA Campus

MSA Class of 2024 Graduation
May 23, 2024 • Lampton Auditorium (MSA)