Welcome to Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy! We are glad you are considering choosing from our many different course offerings in the arts. From group lessons, one on one sessions, theater classes, and performances year round it is our mission at Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy to bring all ages and abilities together to experience the fine arts. It is our desire that you will find a home at MAFAA that allows you to network and grow in your areas of study and interest. Whether you are a beginner or a life long learner we hope you will join our MAFAA family.

-Amanda Dement

Executive Director

Driven by a passion for seeing the arts flourish, a group of individuals conceived the dream of a fine arts academy. This dedicated team organized in the spring of 2021, and built the foundation for what is today the Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy (MAFAA)

Through the MAFAA, students of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic levels now have the opportunity to study the arts under the tutelage of some of the area’s finest educators. Course offerings include instruction in music, and theater, and eventually, visual arts and dance.

The Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy is a not-for-profit organization. We invite our community to contribute as we raise funds to support the many programs we have to offer and to even provide scholarships to students in need.

Hamlet, a Danish prince, discovers that his uncle Claudius murdered his father and took the throne; Hamlet's mother has married the usurper. Shakespeare's tragedy of betrayal and revenge is considered among the greatest plays in the English language. Auditions will be held Sunday, December 11th at 2pm at the Mineral Area College theater.

Mark your calendars for the 36th Annual Mike O'Brien & Carol Moore Memorial Jazz Festival on March 10 and 11, featuring two time Grammy winning Saxophonist Eric Marienthal. To learn more about Eric, the Jazz Festival, and when information will be released to enter the festival visit our Jazz Festival page here.

You don't want to miss this weekend of Jazz music featuring Mr. Marienthal with the Mineral Area Kicks Band and Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are just $15 for Saturday evening's performance, but if you love jazz join us Friday night at Twin Oaks Winery in Farmington, MO for just $25 or reserve an entire table to seat 8 for $200.

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