News

Stax Music Academy Auditions for 2019-2020 After School Program to be held July 23-25

Auditions for the Stax Music Academy’s 2019-2020 SNAP! After School program will be held July 23-25. The after school program offers vocal and instrumental ensembles, audio engineering and sound production classes, spoken word, and all students will study music theory, songwriting, marketing, and other aspects of what it takes to become a successful adult through […]
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Living Blues Magazine: Stax Music Academy Keeping the Music Alive in Memphis

Living Blues, the oldest blues magazine in the United States, takes a look at how the Stax Music Academy is carrying classic soul and blues into the future for generations to come, performing in locations like Australia, Italy, France, England, Germany, New York City, Clarksdale, Mississippi; New Orleans, and more. Workshops with artists such as […]
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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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Performances

The Stax Music Academy Alumni Band, 926, Tuesdays in June at the Stax Museum

Each Tuesday throughout June, a group of Stax Music Academy graduates home on summer break from college wow tourists and locals alike from 2-4 p.m with their high-energy show in the Stax Museum’s famed Studio A. Free admission for Shelby County Residents and free for our out-of-town guests with paid admission. You won’t find a […]
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Summer Grand Finale rescheduled for Tuesday, July 2 at Railgarten at 7 pm

The Stax Music Academy Summer Music Experience culminates with a concert of soul, blues, funk, pop, and more with approximately 100 students performing. This year’s show that was scheduled for June 29 at Levitt Shell was cancelled due to weather conditions. It is now taking place Tuesday, July 2 at 7 pm at the popular […]
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