Camp counselors enjoy a short break outside the Student Life Center.

This year’s summer arts camp saw 92 registered campers participating in all art disciplines at Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA). That was the largest number to attend an arts camp to date. The camp registration was open to all 8th-10th graders in Mississippi, as well as any outside the state. The camp, held in June of every summer, is a powerful recruiting tool for future MSA students. The students get to experience a taste of the arts and life at MSA as they prepare to make their decision whether or not they’d like to audition during their 10th grade year.

This year, MSA offered Media Arts to campers. The program allowed campers to participate in filmmaking classes and produce a short film.

The culminating activity held Friday was the highlight of the camp, where campers got the chance to show off their artistic skills to parents from all over Mississippi. Vocal, dance, literary, and theatre campers performed in Lampton Auditorium, while visual arts and media invited guests to their showcases held in Enochs Hall Art Gallery and Black Box Theater.

Mississippi School of the Arts thanks parents for allowing their children the opportunity to experience the arts in Brookhaven under the care of our staff.

MSA would also like to thank alumni camp counselors for their dedicated service. Counselors (interns) this year were: Darian McGehee – Camp Coordinator (’16 Visual), Julius Bridgeforth (’15 Theatre), Jaelon Love (’17 Theatre), Jared Smith (’18 Theatre), Thomas Nelson (’18 Vocal), William Culbreath (’16 Visual) Chris Aaron (’18 Literary), Aaliyah Hudson (’16 Dance), Emma Siler (’18 Theatre), Pashion Hinnant (’17 Dance), Ciera Presley (’18 Vocal), Chrystian Butler (’18 Visual), and Diamond Walley (’15 Vocal).

SEE ALSO: “Summer arts camp finishing Friday — Powerful recruiting tool for state’s School of the Arts closes on biggest year yet.” via The Daily Leader

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