The STAX Music Academy inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music with an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of STAX Records.


Stax Music Academy exists to nurture and present the next generation of great Soul Communicators from the greater Soulsville region, holistically equipping them to excel and to impact the world through the universal language of music.

What is a Soul Communicator?

A Soul Communicator is a:

Socially-conscious artist of integrity who

Openly expresses and embodies the message of the music and has the ability to connect with a variety of audiences through soul-to-soul performance

Uplifts his/or her community through music and servant-leadership, and is fluid in the Language of music