MSA Literary Department Launches First-Ever Podcast Series

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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...

U.S. History Students at MSA Score High on State Test

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MSA Dancers To Showcase Talent in Dancewave Auditions

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Students Prepare for 2021 Portfolio Review and College Showcase

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MSA Food Service To Participate in Seamless Summer Option

Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) offers healthy meals every day. Children need healthy meals to learn. MSA participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. All meals served must meetRead More...


Class of 2024 Audition Application is due in:

Campus Tours

Art Showcases

Q&A Session

MSA Experience

Join us on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1:00pm for MSA Preview Day! Visit our campus for a lightweight presentation of performances and showcases to get a ‘feel’ of the campus. Take grand tours of our entire campus and get answers to important questions from our student Arts Ambassadors and MSA staff. 

Get more information and sign up to attend

The 2021 “Show Your Best, Mississippi!” art contest is live! We invite Mississippi students in grades 7-10 to submit their best art to potentially win prizes. Contest due date is December 1, 2021 January 28, 2022 (extended deadline). For more information about the contest, view the Entry Form.

Winners will be announced in February

1 Overall Winner: $250 Gift Card + MSA Summer Camp Scholarship (Value $350) or $350 MSA Scholarship if applicant is 10th grader

1st Place in Each Category: MSA Summer Camp Scholarship (value of $350) or $150 gift card and MSA Swag Bag

2nd Place in Each Category: $75 Gift Card

3rd Place in Each Category: MSA Swag Bag

Community Events / Showcases

APPLY NOW! - Class of 2024 at Mississippi School of the Arts 
Nov 18, 2021 - Mar 5, 2022 • MSA Campus

Join Us for MSA Preview Day 2022 
Jan 22, 2022 • MSA Campus

Black History Month Art Exhibit 
Jan 28, 2022 - Mar 4, 2022 • Enochs Art Gallery

2022 Black History Month Production 
Feb 17, 2022 • Enochs Black Box

MSA Dance Presents 2022 Spring Dance Concert 
Mar 10, 2022 - Mar 11, 2022 • Enochs Black Box

Visual Arts 2022 Senior Pop-Up Exhibits 
Apr 7, 2022 - May 5, 2022 • Enochs Art Gallery

MSA Theatre Presents "Twelfth Night" Spring Production 
Apr 7, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022 • Enochs Black Box

2022 MSA Grief Retreat 
Apr 9, 2022 • MSA Campus

Literary Arts 2022 Senior Showcases 
Apr 12, 2022 - May 9, 2022 • MSA Campus

Senior Vocal Music Recital 
Apr 22, 2022 • Lampton Auditorium

Vocal Music Presents 2022 MSA Chorale Spring Concert 
May 6, 2022 • Lampton Auditorium

Media Arts 2022 Spring Film Festival Showcase 
May 10, 2022 • Enochs Black Box

MSA Class of 2022 Graduation 
May 27, 2022 • Lampton Auditorium

Student / Campus Events

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Phoenix 14th Edition
Dec 15, 2021 - Jan 24, 2022 •

January 2022 Literary Coffee House
Jan 24, 2022 • Elizabeth Cottage

February 2022 Literary Coffee House
Feb 28, 2022 • Elizabeth Cottage

Informal Dance Showcase
Apr 13, 2022 • Dance Studio

Guest Artists & Residencies