MSA Announces New Literary Arts Instructor, Nadia Alexis, for 2022-2023

Mississippi School of the Arts is excited to announce the appointment of Nadia Alexis as the new Literary Arts Instructor for 2022-2023. Nadia comes to us from Oxford, Mississippi, where she hasRead More…

MSA Student from Oxford Receives Highest Award on National Exam

MSA junior dance student, Carolina Cassisa, has received the Platinum Award, the highest possible award for her score on the national French Exam, Le Grand Concours. Cassisa began studying French while atRead More…

MSA Earns Arts Schools Network Exemplary School Designation 2022-2027

The Arts Schools Network Board of Directors has designated Mississippi School of the Arts an Exemplary School in recognition of its commitment to excellence. The five-year designation is awarded for 2022-2027. ArtsRead More…

Benjamin Taylor Wins First Place in Tupelo Film Festival Student Competition

Benjamin Taylor, a junior Media Arts student from Saltillo, MS, has garnered first place in the Mississippi High School Film Competition, a contest by the Tupelo Film Festival, for his short film,Read More…

MSA Hosts 2022 Grief Retreat: “Life Reimagined”

Mississippi School of the Arts held its second-ever Grief Retreat on April 9th, 2022, directed by school counselor and certified psychologist, Harlie Blauw. MSA is a designated “Grief-Sensitive School” by New YorkRead More…

Media Film Students Show Works at Spring 2022 Showcase

The Mississippi School of the Arts’ Media Arts film department celebrated its last showcase of the 2021-2022 school year. Junior and senior students produced short narratives and documentaries for an on-screen showingRead 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…

5 Students Receive Congressional Art Awards; 1 Piece Headed to Washington

Mississippi School of the Arts will be represented for 1 year at the United States Capitol. That’s due to Worth Novinski’s piece, “Barber Shop,” winning the overall art contest for MSA’s CongressionalRead More…

Theatre Department Takes On Comedic Shakespeare Production

Mississippi School of the Arts’ Theatre Department entertained guests with one of their most hilarious, full-production plays, “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare. A story of love, loss, disguises, mistaken identity, and pranks,Read More…

MSA Earns Cognia™ Accreditation

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) has earned accreditation by Cognia™, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers. Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizesRead More…

Media Arts Instructor Accepted to K-12 Educator Residency at Gettysburg

On Hallowed Ground: Gettysburg in History and Memory John Kelly Shelburne will spend one week this summer at a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The residency, funded throughRead More…

4 MSA Literary Students Awarded National Medals in Scholastic Writing

Four literary art students at the Mississippi School of the Arts received national medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Hunter Nix, a junior from Laurel, Mississippi, received a Gold MedalRead More…

MSA Student Receives Best Student Film in Belhaven’s B52 Film Challenge

Benjamin Taylor, a junior MSA Media Arts student from Saltillo, Mississippi, has received Best Student Film award in the B52 Film Challenge, an event sponsored by Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. BenjaminRead More…

MSA Announces Sydney Knotts as 2022 STAR Student

Mississippi School of the Arts is proud to announce STAR student and STAR teacher. Sydney Knotts, an MSA senior literary student from Soso, MS, has been named STAR Student for the 2021-2022Read More…

Nisa Gildea and Taylor Herron Receive National Gold Medals in Visual Arts

Two junior visual art students at the Mississippi School of the Arts received Gold Medal awards in the National Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Nisa (Milo) Gildea, a visual arts student fromRead More…

Dance Department Back in Enochs Black Box for Concert

The Mississippi School of the Arts Dance Department recently held its Spring 2022 Dance Concert in Enochs Hall Black Box. This comes after delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The concert welcomedRead More…

Winners of 2022 “Show Your Best, Mississippi!” Art Contest Announced

The Mississippi School of the Arts has announced the winners for the second annual “Show Your Best, Mississippi!” state-wide art contest 2021-2022. Students from all over Mississippi submitted entries to be judgedRead 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…

Media Arts Virtual Popcorn and Film Night Entertains The Internet

If you tuned in on March 3rd, 2022, you saw a complete showcase of short films by MSA’s Media Arts program. For virtual Popcorn and Film Night, the department decided to showRead 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…

MSA Literary Students Capture 35 Gold Keys and More

The Mississippi School of the Arts’ Literary Arts Department captured 108 total Scholastic Writing awards for the 2022 regional competition. The competitive event, held every year by Scholastics Art and Writing, encouragesRead More…
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