艺术 Institute of Mississippi
Increase funding for both arts education and public arts.
Encourage collaboration and public outreach among the Southern Miss arts programs.
Create statewide arts initiatives and special projects.
Celebrate excellence in arts education through annual awards.
When you think 艺术, think Southern Miss
With over 300+ arts events, there’s always something going on at USM. 这里有一些 of our renowned performing arts series and festivals that are bringing the arts to 社区.
About the 艺术 Institute
AIM was founded in 2015 as a special initiative of the College of 艺术 and Letters at USM to promote the arts statewide.
Dr. 杰伊·迪恩, Executive Director
Dr. 杰伊·迪恩, DMA, was the Music Director and conductor of the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra from 1988-2018. During his tenure the orchestra has grown into a university ensemble that has earned a distinguished national reputation. 成立 in 1920, the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is the oldest operating symphony orchestra in the state of Mississippi. It presents a umber of annual subscription concerts per season in Hattiesburg, as well as many concerts throughout Mississippi. In addition to its regular symphonic concerts, the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performs as the orchestra for all opera and musical theatre productions.
Dr. Dean received his DMA in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Texas at 奥斯丁. Before coming to The University of Southern Mississippi, he was Music Director of Dekalb Youth Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, the Mercer University/Atlanta Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus State University Orchestra, the Atlanta Festival Orchestra and Chorus, the 奥斯丁 Civic Orchestra, and the Southwest Chamber Orchestra.
Partners for the 艺术 underwrites the arts programs at Southern Miss that are woven into our community’s vibrant core. By becoming a member, you can directly impact the success of Southern Miss performance ensembles and the talented students and faculty who participate in them. From departmental activities and exhibits to once-in-a-lifetime educational experiences for students, your contributions allows Partners to continue the tradition of excellence in the arts at Southern Miss and assisting in taking these programs to the next level.