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Mississippi School of the Arts

The Mississippi School of the Arts is an upper high school of literary, visual, and performing arts on the historic Whitworth College Campus in Brookhaven, Mississippi, about sixty miles south of Jackson, Mississippi. MSA teaches 11th and 12th grade students.

http://www.msabrookhaven.org/

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It is fitting that a state with a rich cultural and creative heritage should offer a strong arts education program for its aspiring artists, and Mississippi has done just that. In 2003, the Mississippi School for the Arts (MSA) opened its Brookhaven campus to talented young Mississippians from across the state who are passionate about pursuing an arts education...

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Credit to: Mississippi Creative Economy

http://mscreativeeconomy.com/ms-school-arts.php

Credit to: MSA


Credit to: MSA


Credit to: MSA


Credit to: MSA


Credit to: MSA


Most of the 2015-2016 visual artists and showcase guests at Mississippi School of the Arts remember the red cloak on display in Enoch’s Art Gallery for the senior portfolio showcase, as well as the Vernon Room display at the Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library in the fall of 2015. Well, those were not the only places the cloak has made an appearance...

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Credit to: MSA

http://www.msabrookhaven.org/2016/07/reds-untold-tale-artists-portfolio-lands-on-novel-cover/

Suzanne Hirsch prides herself on the opportunities that the Mississippi School of the Arts provides for 11th and 12th grade students across the state. As the Executive Director of MSA, Suzanne can directly see the impact a strong arts education has on the students, as well as the state of Mississippi. The school offers six areas of study: visual arts, theatre, vocal arts, dance, literary arts, and media arts.

“When you watch that, you know that their spirit, their citizenship is going to be what we need as taxpayers, as residents of our state, and I think that the future of Mississippi is going to be very bright because of these young people coming through. It makes me feel really confident in the future of what could be for our students because they’re leaving here very prepared and ready to go.”-Suzanne


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