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 Musical Theatre Concert
Nov 30, 2018 7:00pm, Lampton Auditorium

MSA Vocal Music presents Junior Vocal Showcase
Dec 4, 2018 3:45pm, Lampton Auditorium

MSA Vocal Music presents Fall Chorale Concert
Dec 14, 2018 7:00pm, Lampton Auditorium


Vocal Music Students Place at Festival Events

Mississippi School of the Arts’ vocal music students recently participated in the 2018 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition, as well as the 2018 Mississippi High School Activities Association StateRead More…
By : MSA Newsroom | Mar 12, 2018


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.”

Cindy Hunter
Piano Accompanist