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Stax Music Academy announces Summer Music Experience for Middle & High School Students

UPDATE – Due to high demand, we have added an audition date for Friday, May 13th, 3 – 5:30 PM. Email  today to claim your audition slot before they fill! The Stax Music Academy is in full swing preparing for our in-person Summer Music Experience 2022. Students will enjoy collaborative music opportunities, live performances, […]
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MIC DROP. Talent Showcase for all Memphis youth 12-18 features celebrity judges, prize packages, & more

Do you write songs that the world needs to hear? Are you interested in pursuing a career in music? Join us for Mic Drop, a talent showcase with celebrity judges and prize packages to help further your music career. Mic drop is open to all Memphis Area youth, ages 12 – 18. For the competition, […]
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CNN REPORTS: Memphis teens throw down soul hits and lift up Black History Month

By Ryan Bergeron, CNN Rickey Fondren, right, and other students of the Stax Music Academy rehearse. Photo by Claire James. (CNN) Rickey Fondren is a 15-year-old 10th grader with an old soul. Growing up in Memphis, he says his childhood was shaped around “older soul music.” One of his biggest influences growing up was someone […]
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Performances

Stax Music Academy Summer Music Experience Grand Finale a Tribute to 1972’s Wattstax

On August 20, 1972, more than 112,000 music fans enjoyed the all-day Wattstax concert festival in Los Angeles Coliseum. At the time, it was the second largest gathering of African Americans in history next to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 March on Washington. Concert goers were treated to classical music, gospel, blues, jazz, and, […]
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