Mississippi School of the Arts
Alma Mater

Lyrics by Jeanne Lebow, Ph.D.

Music by S. Patton Rice

Verse 1

From the land of sweet magnolia,
from the land of longleaf pine,
from the land of spreading live oaks,
we bring talents to combine.
Shadows of the Whitworth campus
grace us as we work each day,
molding ourselves into artists
through song and stage, paint and clay.

Chorus

With the ancient firebird glorious,
we will share a spark divine.
Like the magic, feathered phoenix,
now we rise, we fly, we shine.

Repeat

Like the magic, feathered phoenix,
now we rise, we fly, we shine.

Verse 2

From the winding Mississippi,
Pascagoula, and the Pearl,
from the Delta to the bayous,
rivers of our talents swirl.
Now in Johnson and in Lampton,
we create, we work and play.
Raising candles high, we students
light the heart of MSA.

Chorus & Repeat