Accomplishments

MSA Alum College Graduates

  • Art Institute of Atlanta
    • 2012 - Alaina Macke
  • American Music and Dramatic Academy (AMDA)
    • 2011 - Cassie Kanelos
  • Reinhardt University
    • 2012 - Laydie Gaddes (photography)
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
    • 2012 - Drew Carson, Ross Droege

Student Acceptances into College Fine Arts Programs

  • American Music and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) - 2015, 2010
  • Art Institute of Atlanta - 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
  • LaGrange College - 2013
  • Reinhardt University Theater Program - 2015, 2014
  • Ringling College of Art & Design - 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
  • Savannah College of Art & Design - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Art

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden's Scarecrow in the Garden Exhibit participation
    • 2013 Thunderbird
    • 2012 Pedro the Festive Skeleton of Life
    • 2011 Jabari
  • Savannah College of Art & Design Rising Star Summer Art Program participation - 2015, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Scholarship to attend SCAD Rising Star Summer Program - 2015
  • Marist College, NY Summer Art Program participation - 2015


Band

  • State Winners Literary Festival
  • 2015 - Sammy Mishkin (1st place - Piano)
  • GISA All-Select Middle School Band participation - 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • GISA All-Select Orchestra participation - 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • GISA All-Select Band participation - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
  • Georgia Music Educator's Association (GMEA) District Honor Band participation - 2015, 2014
  • Georgia Music Educator's Association (GMEA) All-State Band - 2015, 2014
  • Kids Rock for Kids Music Foundation participation
  • 2012 - Dylan Porper, Trevor Tenzca, Sam North, Dakota Spruell

Chorus

  • State Winners Literary Festival
    • 2015 - Andrew Walker (2nd place - Boys Vocal Soloist)
  • State Qualifier (1st/2nd place) Literary Festival - Boys Vocal Soloist
    • 2015 - Andrew Walker
    • 2013 - Will Domenico
    • 2012 - Andrew Walker
    • 2011 - Alex Fountain
  • GISA All-Select Middle School Chorus participation - 2015, 2013
  • GISA All-Select Chorus participation - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
  • Regional Literary Festival participation - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Performance with Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) Student Andrew Walker & Performing Arts Staff - 2015
  • iTheatrics Summer Workshop on Broadway Acceptances - 2015, 2013
  • National Junior Theatre Festival competition team - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Outstanding Male Performer Award - 2013 Jack Hurtsellers
  • Excellence in Ensemble Award - 2015
  • Audition invitations for MTI/Disney DVD - 2015 Nick Tompkins, 2013 Natalie Yager, 2012 Mia Hummel-Levy
  • Star-Spangled Banner performed at Atlanta Thrashers game - 2011


Drama

Regional Literary Festival participation - Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Duo - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

2014 - Duo Interpretation - 2nd Place Nicole Thomas and Abby Hayman

GISA One Act Play Competition

  • 2014 - Soap Opera
  • 2013 - Harvey
    • Outstanding Performer Award - Elyse Meyer
  • 2012 - Proof
  • 2011 - Chronicles of Jane - Qualified for State
    • Outstanding Performer Award - Zach Goodelman
  • 2010 - The Giver - Regional Runner Up
  • 2009 - Juvie
  • 2008 - Greater Tuna - Superior rating
  • 2006 - A Play on Words - Regional Best Ensemble award
  • 2005 - Masquerade - State Runner Up - Regional Winner - Regional Best Ensemble award
  • 2004 - Beneath the Surface - Regional Runner Up

Fine Arts News

Phantom of the Opera
CHarwood

Did you know that Eva Lewis, our Assistant Band Director, is a professional freelance musician in her "spare time"?

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MSA Wins at STATE!
Kate McElliott, Fine Arts Instructor

Please congratulate our students for their amazing job at the GISA State Literary & Music Festival in Valdosta

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Students Perform with Indigo Girls
Janet Ford, Fine Arts Director

MSA students will one day tell the tale to their grandkids of this perfect night we had when they sang with Grammy Award winning musical geniuses!

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