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…

Media Arts Department To Partner with San Francisco Art Institute

MSA Media Arts Department will partner with Christopher Coppola of San Francisco Art Institute for a shared collaborative class in the Fall 2021. MSA students will read “A Tale of Two Cities”Read More…

Partnership To Provide Exciting Opportunities for MSA Students

Jonathan Sharp, who has deep Mississippi roots will be bringing his worldwide experience to benefit students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) in Brookhaven where he has family. His partnershipRead More…

MSA Dance Students Receive Full Scholarship To Summer Institute

Allison Dobson (a recent Dance graduate ’21) and Paige Henry (rising Dance senior ’22) have been selected to receive a full scholarship for UArts pre-college summer dance institute. The intensive will beginRead More…

MSA Hosts Grief Retreat with New ‘Grief-Sensitive School’ Designation

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) has been designated a “Grief-Sensitive School” by the New York Life Foundation, receiving a $500 Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative grant to help them build a moreRead More…

MSA Seniors Receive First and Third in Tupelo Film Festival

Ronald Ries and Addison Laird recently captured 1st and 3rd place in the high school student film competition of the Tupelo Film Festival. As Media Arts students at Mississippi School of theRead More…

MSA Welcomes Avery Peagler as Principal

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) welcomes Avery Peagler back to campus as the new Principal. Peagler served as counselor at MSA for two years prior to her work in educationRead More…

MSA Welcomes New Visual Arts Instructor to Faculty

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) welcomes Brittany Horne back to campus as the newest addition to its teaching staff. Brittany, a 2007 graduate of MSA’s Visual Arts Program is nowRead More…

Abrielle Carnathan Named MSA’s 2021 STAR Student

Abrielle Carnathan of Tupelo, has been named STAR Student at The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) for the 2020-2021 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation,Read More…

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