COVID-19 updates regarding Mississippi School of the Arts.
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Due to the emergency declaration for COVID-19, the Mississippi School of the Arts campus is currently closed. Faculty and staff have transitioned to work-at-home status, while students have transitioned to virtual learning. The following are email contacts for department heads:

Suzanne Hirsch, Executive Director

Debra Henderson, Principal

Jennifer Jackson, Advancement

Brianna Moore, Admissions Recruiter

Cindy King, Food Service

Sudie Palomarez, Maintenance

Patrick Brown, Technology

Suzanne Noble, Residence Life

Nicholas Bridge, Finance Officer


MSA Class of 2020 Announce College Decisions #BetterMakeRoom

Several seniors in the Class of 2020 have made their college decisions known to the world. Since 2016, MSA seniors have taken to the stage microphone to celebrate their accomplishments in generalRead More...
By : Newsroom | May 13, 2020

Literary Students Add To Collection of National Medals Portfolio Showcase

The Literary Arts Department may now add additional Scholastic awards to its portfolio after 5 students received national medalists notifications in the National Scholastic Writing competition. Students Kerri Bland (Senior from Pontotoc),Read More...
By : Newsroom | May 12, 2020

Clinnesha D. Sibley Receives 2020 Award from Arts Institute of Mississippi

The Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates Clinnesha Sibley for receiving the 2020 AIM Award by the Arts Institute of Mississippi. According to the institute’s web site, “The Arts Institute of MississippiRead More...
By : Newsroom | Apr 27, 2020

Imani Skipwith Receives First-Ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship

Imani Skipwith, a senior Literary student at Mississippi School of the Arts, has received the first-ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship. Launched this spring, the scholarship at Belhaven University (Jackson, MS) seeks toRead More...
By : Newsroom | Apr 19, 2020

MSA Announces Proposed Plan for Commencement 2020

The following is a press release:  April 15, 2020 Dear Class of 2020 and family, On behalf of the Mississippi School of the Arts, I am sending you most heartfelt wishes forRead More...
By : Newsroom | Apr 15, 2020

Sonia Matrick Receives Overall Award in Congressional Art Compeititon

Several students at Mississippi School of the Arts captured awards at the 2020 Mississippi Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by Congressman Michael Guest. The event is held each year, highlighting the artistic talentsRead More...
By : Newsroom | Apr 14, 2020

Community Events / Showcases

Spring 2020 Virtual Arts Festival
May 8, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020 ,

2020 MSA Summer Arts Camp - CANCELLED
May 31, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020 , MSA Campus

Class of 2022 Application and Audition
Jun 3, 2020 - Jun 10, 2020 , MSA Campus

Student / Campus Events

Spring 2020 Virtual Arts Festival
May 8, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020 ,

C/O 2022 New Student Day (Virtual Meeting)
Jun 24, 2020 ,

Guest Artists & Residencies