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Investing in Young, Gifted Artists for the Future

College of Arts and Letters, Missouri State University

After a one-year hiatus, the Missouri Fine Arts Academy (MFAA) made its return to Missouri State University this summer.  

The residential program for Missouri high school student artists took place June 2-15. Eighty-nine students from across the state participated. 

Dr. Christopher Collins, MFAA director and assistant professor in the department of communication at MSU; Kenny Kabak, MFAA resident assistant and graduate student in choral conducting at MSU; and Richard Scales, MFAA participant, share the value of such a program and some highlights from this year’s academy.

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To find out more about MFAA, visit this website

A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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