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School of Arts announces auditions


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The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) will be holding additional auditions for both Dance and Visual Arts only May 26. Applications are due no later than May 13.  


Students in the Dance program at MSA apply Ballet, Modern and Choreography to their daily routine. Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Computer Arts are a few components students explore in the Visual Arts program. The process for admission includes application, audition and interview. Accepted students attend their junior and senior years at MSA. Students currently in the 10th grade who are interested in either Dance or Visual Arts can find applications are available at, or by calling 601-823-1300. 


MSA is a public statewide 11th and 12th grade residential high school located in Brookhaven on the Historic Whitworth College campus. Annually, MSA enrolls approximately 145 students who meet and exceed the traditional Mississippi high school curriculum by receiving intensive instruction in dance, literary arts, theater, visual arts and vocal music.  


The graduating class of 2010 received more than $2.6 million in college scholarship offers. Students interested in MSA apply their sophomore year. Qualified students attend an onsite audition process. 


For additional information, call 601-823-1300, or go to



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