The Commercial Appeal: Stax Music Academy, closing in on its 20th year, is ‘amazing on a daily basis’ | Opinion

The Stax Music Academy began programming on June 1, 2000 in the lunchroom of Stafford Elementary School before it even had a building with 125 young children who were treated by lessons and workshops by the likes of Stax icons Rufus and Carla Thomas. Now, almost 20 years later, it’s amazing to see the successes […]
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Soul Tracks: Stax Music Academy celebrates success in Memphis

This week the national/international Soul Tracks online magazine looks at how Stax Music Academy is now watching its graduates grow up into successful adults. Not only are they doing amazing things all over the world, but they are coming back to help our current students in some amazing ways, including SMA graduate Kirby Dockery, who […]
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Stax Music Academy Auditions for 2019 Summer Music Experience

The Stax Music Academy will be holding auditions May 7-9  for its 2019 Summer Music Experience (SME)! SME takes place in the month of June, Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. In addition to vocal and instrumental instruction, SME also offers a wide array of workshops and activities, as well as classes in songwriting, audio […]
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Stax Music Academy and SMA Alumni Band at Celebrate Memphis!

On Saturday, May 25, the Stax Music Academy takes the stage at 4:15 at the Memphis In May Celebrate Memphis Fest, followed by a set by the SMA Alumni Band. Come help us wish Memphis a soulful Happy 200th Birthday and Bring Your Soul!

Summer Music Grand Finale June 29, 2019

The Stax Music Academy Summer Music Experience culminates with a concert in Overton Park’s Levitt Shell on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 7 pm. Featuring all students enrolled in the Summer Music Experience this is the largest concert of the for year for both the Stax Music Academy and the Levitt Shell Concert Series. Each […]
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