Young singer-songwriters! Elevate your craft this July at Stax Music Academy’s Songwriting Camp.

Attention young singer-songwriters! Elevate your musical journey this summer at the 2024 SMA Songwriting Camp, hosted by the legendary Stax Music Academy from July 15th to July 19th. This dynamic week-long immersion offers aspiring musicians a unique opportunity to hone their craft in writing, producing, and recording original music.

Stax Music Academy Songwriting Camp

Dates: July 15th – 19th

Price: $150. Tuition assistance and merit scholarships are available. No child is ever turned away due to inability to pay!

Who: Open to all 6th – 12th graders

How to join: To secure your spot, submit a sample of your original work and fill out our camp application form by July 10th


In partnership with Crosstown Sync, participants will embark on an exhilarating journey aimed at crafting music primed for sync licensing, empowering them to earn money from streaming their own compositions.

Industry professionals guiding this experience include Motown artist Evvie McKinney, esteemed songwriter Darian Davis, and writer/producer Ryan Peel. Together, they will lead students through the creative process of songwriting, culminating in a Wrap-Up Listening Party hosted at the Green Room at Crosstown Concourse.

This exclusive camp is open to students from 6th to 12th grade. To secure your spot, submit a sample of your original work and fill out this application by July 10th. Hurry, as spots are limited!

Camp Day Overview:

Camp Hours: 9 am – 5 pm (Early drop-off from 8:15 am)

9 – 10 am: Vision Boarding and Fellowship

10 am – 12 pm: Writing and Demoing

12 – 1 pm: Lunch

1 – 5 pm: Recording and Producing

5 pm: Pick up

Join us for the grand finale at the Green Room in Crosstown Concourse on Friday, July 19th, from 4-5 pm, as we celebrate the creativity and collaboration of these young artists.