January 21st, 2014


The second annual Jackson Academy Showchoir Invitational (JASI) will take place on the JA campus February 7-8, 2014. Showchoirs from across the state will be performing at this competition, along with JA’s own award-winning groups, Encore and Showtime.

While the JASI is a showcase of talent, the competition also serves as the Choral Department’s primary fund raiser for the school year. This spring, Encore, will travel to Orlando, FL, to participate in the renowned FAME competition, a nationally-recognized competition that draws choirs from across America. In addition, both groups are slated to compete this year at Jackson Prep, Purvis, Petal, and South Jones.

For years, schools in south Mississippi have been hosting showchoir competitions to help raise needed funds. Last year, Jackson Academy hosted the first-ever invitational held in the central part of the state. With 15 show choirs participating and over 1000 spectators, the event was a huge success.

“Hosting last year’s Invitational proved to be more rewarding than I could have imagined,” said Jackson Academy Director of Choral Music Katie Shores. “Being able to bring an event for this art form to the Jackson area and showcase JA’s beautiful facilities was very exciting. We are thrilled to be presenting this opportunity to the public again this year, and we look forward to many successful years to come.”

Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, are $8 per day or $10 for both days. For more information, contact the JA Choral Department, 601-364-5726.