Investing in Young, Gifted Artists for the Future

Jun 25, 2019

A few of the 2019 MFAA participants, including Richard Scales (front), engage in an activity.
Credit 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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