209 E. Madison Street
The Mississippi School of the Arts Choir
The vocal music curriculum at the Mississippi School of the Arts is designed as a classically based program which prepares students to move on to the next step in their desired music education. Students are prepared to pursue a college music degree, professional auditions or other music opportunities, according to their individual interests.
The Mississippi School of Arts vocal music graduates have gone on to attend several state and regional universities, most with excellent scholarships. Several have performed with distinction in musicals, operas and choruses. In addition, The Mississippi School of the Arts is proud to have had a top contestant on American Idol, Jasmine Murray.
The Mississippi School of the Arts choir has sung at Carnegie Hall three times in the last six years. In January 2012, the choir debuted in a performance of Mass of the Children by John Rutter in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.
Patton Rice is director of vocal music at the Mississippi School of the Arts. He conducted a one year residency with the Greater Miami Opera Young Artist Program and a summer semester in opera training at the American Institute of Music Studies in Graz, Austria.
The service will begin with Evening Prayer followed by the concert. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
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