BEST OF SHOW 2024 — MS 3rd Congressional District Art Contest

Two students of the Visual Arts Department were chosen as winners in Mississippi’s Third Congressional District Art Contest, sponsored by the office of Congressman Michael Guest. Kandace Tate, a senior from Jackson,Read More…

Literary Artists Receive Spring 2024 Writing Competition Awards

Mississippi School of the Arts recently recognized Literary Art students for receiving writing competition awards in the state. Additionally, two students will have their poems published in the American High School PoetsRead More…

MSA Announces SHOW US YOUR BEST, MISSISSIPPI! 2024 Contest Winners

Mississippi School of the Arts has announced the winners of the 2023-2024 “Show Us Your Best, Mississippi!” art contest. Students statewide were invited to participate in this competitive event. Mississippi’s schools shouldRead More…

Mississippi High School Combined Choir Receives Sweepstakes Award

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) and Brookhaven High School (BHS) combined choir recently competed at the Central State Performance Assessment hosted at Ridgeland High School, sponsored by the Mississippi HighRead More…

Visual Arts Senior, Aarah Mayor, Selected as 2023-2024 STAR Student

Aarah Nicole Mayor, a senior visual arts student from Greenwood, Mississippi, has been named STAR Student at Mississippi School of the Arts for the 2023-2024 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC)Read More…

Film Students Receive Scholastic Art Competition Awards

Mississippi School of the Arts celebrates the Media Arts department for receiving Scholastic Art awards. Film students submitted work to the Scholastic Art Mississippi Regional Competition. According to John Kelly Shelburne, theRead More…

Visual Students Receive Nearly 100 Regional Scholastic Awards

Mississippi School of the Arts celebrates the visual arts department for capturing numerous Scholastic Visual Aarts awards in the 2024 Regional Scholastic Art Competition. The department received ninety-nine awards in this year’sRead More…

Writing Students Receive Nearly 100 Regional Scholastic Awards

Mississippi School of the Arts celebrates the student award recipients of the Scholastic Writing Regional Competition–Mississippi, for 2024. The department received ninety-nine awards in this year’s competition. MSA’s Literary program instructor is Dr.Read More…

Vocalists Return as Winners in NATS Mississippi Competition

Vocal Music students from the Mississippi School of the Arts recently returned from Mississippi NATS competition held at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, adding some winning titles to their portfolios. EightRead More…

Fine Art Disciplines Collaborate for ’24 Black History Month Production

Students of all arts disciplines at Mississippi School of the Arts collaborated for this year’s 2024 Black History Month Production. King Alvarado, an MSA alumna and executive director/ artistic director of SouthernRead More…

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

Chrystian Butler of Brandon, Mississippi, 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…

Students Participate in Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

On Thursday, October 12, Media Arts and Visual Arts students participated in a stop-motion animation workshop conducted by Delta State University Department of Art Professor M. Korkut Akacik. A professor of animation,Read 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…
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