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…

New Performing Arts Center Part of Copiah-Lincoln/MSA Joint Partnership

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Board of Trustees approved the plans for a new Educational, Performing Arts, and Athletic Center to be built on the college’s Wesson Campus. “The Educational, Performing Arts, and AthleticRead More…

Land Memorial Scholarship Established at MSA

The Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation is honored to announce the establishment of the ‘Vicki Land Memorial Scholarship’ honoring the lifework of beloved community member and artist, Vicki Arrington Land. VickiRead More…

Visual Art Students Receive 35 Scholastic Gold Key Awards and More

The Mississippi School of the Arts’ Visual Arts Department has racked up awards for the 2022 Mississippi Regional Scholastic Art Competition. In an email sent to MSA faculty by Maurice Calvert, oneRead More…

Taylor Lafayette Receives Playwright Recognition in National Competition

A high school senior from Benoit, MS, currently attending the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven, has received national recognition for an award-winning literary piece, “Salted Lemonade.” The play was enteredRead More…

MSA Literary Department Launches First-Ever Podcast Series

Podcasting has been around for several years now, but it’s starting to pick up steam with companies and organizations marketing their brands across the digital platform. You’ve probably seen the question ariseRead More…

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

The mission of MSA may be focused primarily in the arts, but it has been proven that academics and the arts meshed together bolsters the proficiency of educating the whole student. StudentsRead More…

MSA Dancers To Showcase Talent in Dancewave Auditions

Mississippi School of the Arts’ Department of Dance is proud to be a part of Dancewave Through College & Beyond. This unique, nationwide event serves hundreds of high school students annually, includingRead More…

Students Prepare for 2021 Portfolio Review and College Showcase

The 2021 Portfolio Review and College Showcase registration is now open. Colleges and Universities from around the nation have the opportunity to review portfolios, watch performances, and interview potential students for premierRead More…

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…

Destiny Stone To Launch “Made in Mississippi” Music Tour

Mississippi School of the Arts’ 2015 vocal music graduate, Destiny Stone-King, is set to enter the spotlight with a music tour starting soon. Stone received the 2021 MSA hall of fame award,Read More…

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