MSA Visual Artists Receive 135 Scholastic Awards in 2023 Competition

Mississippi School of the Arts celebrates the visual arts department for capturing 135 Scholastic Visual Aarts awards for the 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Competition. The department continues to excel in the creativeRead More…

MSA Literary Student Writers Capture 121 Scholastic Writing Awards

The Literary Arts department received results from the 2023 Scholastic Art and Writing Regional Competition. Students from the class have captured 121 total awards in this year’s competition. MSA’s Literary program instructorRead More…

Literary Arts Department Recognizes Award Winners in Recent Newsletter

The creative writers of MSA’s Literary Arts Department have been generating new writing, revising, workshopping, blogging, assembling their work into chapbook and collection form in creative ways, and submitting to contest andRead More…

Briar Blakley and Jawan Hopson Sets the Stage for Music Creatives

“Being back on campus is so surreal,” said Briar Blakley during a special performance night in Lampton Auditorium, featuring both Blakley and Jawan Hopson. Blakley, an MSA 2012 vocal music graduate, tookRead More…

Vocal Music Student Receives Third in NATS Competition

Abigail Young, a vocal music student from Mississippi’s gulf coast, received 3rd place at the Southern Regional NATS (Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana). Vocal students Sadie Gregory, Avery Smith, Kaitlyn Busby and CelesteRead More…

Raylen Ladner Spotted in Mississippi State University’s “Inside State”

Mississippi School of the Arts’ class of 2019 theatre major, Raylen Ladner, was recently spotted as the host for an “Inside State” episode, highlighting the university libraries and digital media center atRead More…

MSA Receives Matching Grant from The Pittman Family Foundation

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) announced today that it has been awarded a $100,000 matching grant from the Pittman Family Foundation. The Pittman brothers, Bob and Tom, were raised inRead More…

Alexis McGrigg Returns to High School as a Guest Artist

Alexis McGrigg, an MSA visual arts 2007 graduate, recently presented to a group of junior and senior students while on campus as part of the Guest Artist Residency program. The two-day stayRead More…

Photo Dark Room Transformed into Digital Arts Lab

Dark room film processing was once the trend in visual arts. The 21st century introduced high-quality digital photography using software-based cameras to capture life in tiny pixels and eliminated the need forRead More…

MSA Celebrates 20 Years with Special Edition T-Shirts and Hoodies

Mississippi School of the Arts began its operations in 2002. Since then, historic landmark buildings have been renovated and fine art programs added. To celebrate 20 years of operation, MSA is featuringRead More…

Training the Next Generation at Mississippi School of the Arts

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) opened its doors for the first time in 2002 with three arts disciplines – theatre, vocal, and visual art. Over the years, new programs wereRead More…

Film Students Partner with Integrity Productions on Short Film

Media Arts students recently showcased a collaborative short film on Halloween night. The film, entitled “SCAR,” gave students experience working with a 3rd party film company in the Brookhaven, Mississippi area. DanielRead More…

MSA Campus Welcomes New Mural by Michael Roy (Birdcap)

Michael Roy, a 2005 graduate of the Visual Arts program at Mississippi School of the Arts, was recently welcomed back to campus to paint a large mural on the bridge walkway ofRead More…

Nearly 60 College Representatives Attend Portfolio Showcase Day

Mississippi School of the Arts showcased student work during a special college review day on October 25, 2022–MSA Portfolio Review & College Showcase with the College Fair. Each year, college and universityRead More…

MSA Receives 2022 College Success Award from GreatSchools.org

Mississippi School of the Arts has joined 45 other high schools in the state of Mississippi to receive the 2022 College Success Award from Greatschools.org. The Mississippi Department of Education released thisRead More…

MSA Dancers Study and Perform in Italy

Four Dancers from The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA), were awarded scholarships to train and perform at the Fini International Italian Dance Festival in Villapiana Lido, Italy this summer. Carolina CassisaRead More…

Visual Artist, Brandy Land Johnson, Joins MSA Faculty

Brandy Land Johnson will join MSA as a new visual art teacher this fall. She is a native of Brookhaven and a long-time art teacher in our community. She holds a Bachelor’sRead More…

MSA Raises Funds to Help Children in Ukraine

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) students, staff and family with support also from the community, raised $1,000. To help the children of the Ukraine through “Save The Children”. The organizationRead More…

MSA Foundation Hosts “Let There Be Light” Dinner Theatre Performance

Mississippi School of the Arts welcomed Broadway star and dance instructor, Jonathan Sharp, to “Let There Be Light” production. The production, sponsored by the Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation, featured aRead More…

MSA Announces New Literary Arts Instructor, Nadia Alexis, for 2022-2023

Mississippi School of the Arts is excited to announce the appointment of Nadia Alexis as the new Literary Arts Instructor for 2022-2023. Nadia comes to us from Oxford, Mississippi, where she hasRead More…

MSA Student from Oxford Receives Highest Award on National Exam

MSA junior dance student, Carolina Cassisa, has received the Platinum Award, the highest possible award for her score on the national French Exam, Le Grand Concours. Cassisa began studying French while atRead More…
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