Vocal Music News Highlights

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…

MSA Celebrates 20 Years with Recognitions and Performances

Mississippi School of the Arts celebrated 20 years of operation with a special recognition and performance on May 5th in Lampton Auditorium. Key partners of the school were recognized, including donors. TheRead More…

MSA Chorale Receives Superior Rating at 2023 State Assessment

The MSA Chorale performed at the 2023 State Performance Assessment (formerly State Choral Festival), sponsored by the Mississippi High School Activities Association. At the event, choral students from all over the regionRead More…

8 State Awards Received at NATS Southern Region Vocal Competition

The Vocal Music Department competed at the state-level National Association of Teachers of Singing’s Southern Region Conference and were awarded 8 certificates. The event was held at Delta State University in Cleveland,Read More…

Briar Blakley and Jawan Hopson Set 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…

Mississippi School of the Arts Chorale Performs for Spring 2022 Concert

The MSA Chorale, a choir of the Vocal Music arts program, presented the Spring 2022 concert on May 6th, 2022, in Lampton Auditorium. MSA Vocal Music was created with the opening ofRead More…

MSA Chorale Captures Superior in Sight Reading and Performance

It’s no surprise the Mississippi School of the Arts Chorale is award-winning. They recently continued the trend of receiving state honors by capturing two Superior awards in Performance and Sight Reading atRead More…

Vocal Music Students Receive Awards at 2022 NATS Spring Conference

Vocal Music students returned to Mississippi School of the Arts as award-winning for the National Association of Teachers of Singing 2022 Mississippi Spring Conference. The event attracts hundreds of vocal music performersRead More…

Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Meets With MSA Students

Mississippi’s 2018 Songwriter of the Year (Boswell Media), Derek Norsworthy, recently met with students at Mississippi School of the Arts’ vocal music program. During the one-day stay, Derek talked about his careerRead More…

Destiny Stone To Launch “Made in Mississippi” Music Tour

Mississippi School of the Arts’ 2015 vocal music graduate, Destiny Stone-King, is set to enter the spotlight with a music tour starting soon. Stone received the 2021 MSA hall of fame award,Read More…

Partnership To Provide Exciting Opportunities for MSA Students

Jonathan Sharp, who has deep Mississippi roots will be bringing his worldwide experience to benefit students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) in Brookhaven where he has family. His partnershipRead More…

JaMya Bell Takes First at Southern Regional NATS Competition

JaMya Bell, a senior vocal music student from Madison, MS, competed and received first place at the Southern Region National Association of Teachers of Singing. The region consists of Louisiana, Mississippi andRead More…

Ezekiel Andrew McCall Gives Back to the MSA Community

Mississippi School of the Arts welcomed back MSA alum, Ezekiel Andrew McCall. A 2006 graduate of the vocal music program, McCall is now a performing artist who travels the country as anRead More…

Vocal Students Receive Seven Awards at 2019 NATS Conference

Vocal Music students returned to Mississippi School of the Arts as award-winning for the National Association of Teachers of Singing 2019 state conference. The event, held in Oxford, Mississippi, attracts hundreds ofRead More…

MSA Chorale Opens 2019 Legislative Session in House of Representatives

Lawmakers from around Mississippi convened upon the capital city of Jackson on Tuesday, Jan. 8th, to begin the 2019 legislative session. Opening the session by the House Speaker was the post ofRead More…

MSA Foundation to Host Song Artist and Alumna, Jasmine Murray

The Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation (MSAF) is sponsoring a guest artist residency at the Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) with 2010 vocal music alumna, Jasmine Murray. On January 26,Read More…

Vocal Music Students Place at Festival Events

Mississippi School of the Arts’ vocal music students recently participated in the 2018 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition, as well as the 2018 Mississippi High School Activities Association StateRead More…

Carnegie Hall Welcomes MSA Chorale Members

Students from Mississippi School of the Arts found themselves on the streets of New York City to attend Broadway shows and to perform at Carnegie Hall. The MSA Chorale, a large groupRead More…

Dartmouth College Glee Club Performs in Lampton Auditorium

The prestigious, Dartmouth College Glee Club recently performed an open concert on November 28th in Lampton Auditorium. The Dartmouth Glee Club is an exciting and accomplished ensemble with a 138-year history ofRead More…
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