Presentation

Core Curriculum:

// Vocal Performance // Ensembles // Advanced Theory // Theory & Harmony // Chorale // Musical Theatre // Movement for Vocalists

The On-Site Audition Includes:

  • Performance of a series of unrehearsed musical assignments provided on-site, and
  • Performance of a musical selection not to exceed two minutes from the following categories: Sacred/Gospel, Classical, Patriotic or Musical Theatre. Applicants may perform a capella or provide their own accompaniment.
  • A piano will be available for your audition. Recorded accompaniment with no background vocals may be used, a CD player will be provided.

News & Events

 
MSA Vocal Music presents 2019 Fall Chorale Concert
Dec 6, 2019 7:00pm, Lampton Auditorium

 
MSA Vocal Music presents Junior Vocal Showcase
Dec 12, 2019 3:30pm, Lampton Auditorium

 
MSA Vocal Music presents Musical Theatre Concert
Dec 13, 2019 7:00pm, Lampton Auditorium

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Vocal Students Receive Seven Awards at 2019 NATS Conference

Vocal Music students returned to Mississippi School of the Arts as award-winning for the National Association of Teachers of Singing 2019 state conference. The event, held in Oxford, Mississippi, attracts hundreds ofRead More…
By : MSA Newsroom | Apr 22, 2019

Instructor

Patton Rice, director of vocal music at the Mississippi School of the Arts, has been a soloist and has performed at Carnegie Hall several times. As a baritone, he has distinguished himself as a performer and soloist with several symphony orchestras, opera and theater companies throughout the state, nation and abroad. Rice’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Auburn University, and a Masters in Vocal Performance from Florida State University, where he is an ABD doctoral candidate.

“I teach voice class with a lot of one-on-one. They get choral preparation, musical training, as well as solo preparation.”

Accompanist

Cindy Hunter is a seasoned collaborative accompanist with many years of instrumental experience. Her contribution to the vocal music program is exemplified by personal training with students, along with the entire MSA Chorale.

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