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Stax Music Academy partners with regional firm Newberry Tanks as Gold Sponsor

The Stax Music Academy (SMA) is proud to announce a new partner, Newberry Tanks, LLC, based in West Memphis, Arkansas. While we always appreciate corporate support, we are particularly excited about this new partnership given Newberry Tanks’ history regarding music and particularly, blues from this region. Much like SMA, they too believe that great talent […]
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June Summer Music Experience Postponed

The Stax Music Academy has made the decision to suspend our Summer Music Experience (SME), a program that normally takes place during the month of June and culminates in our Summer Music Experience Grand Finale at Levitt Shell, which has also been postponed until further notice. While some organizations are phasing in reopening at various […]
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Stax Music Academy now offering “Practice Chops” series online for any student musicians

It’s important to keep up your practice chops while you’re temporarily home from school. We’re here to help! We’ve now launched our “Practice Chops” series online with our music director Paul McKinney. Sessions include tutorial videos and sheet music that you can use to practice. In our first installment, Mr. McKinney helps students learn the […]
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Stax Music Academy in concert with Trombone Shorty Foundation at Crosstown Arts March 21 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Out of concern regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and concerns about health safety for its students, families, Trombone Shorty Foundation Academy students and concertgoers the Stax Music Academy had decided to postpone its upcoming exchange with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, including the planned March 21, 2020 Memphis vs New Orleans concert at Crosstown Theater. The Stax […]
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