2024 Summer Music Experience at the Stax Music Academy!

2024 Stax Music Academy Summer Music Experience

If you have a passion for music, we are calling all 6th-12th graders! Looking for a FUN and music-filled summer experience? Join the Stax Music Academy this June!

This summer, immerse yourself in the rich musical history of Stax Records during the iconic Soul Explosion period at Stax Music Academy’s special camp. Our unique theme guides students through a journey of musical discovery, paying homage to the extraordinary catalog of music that defined an era. The Summer Music Experience will take place June 3 – June 29th, 2024, and is open to all 6th-12th graders.

To be enrolled in camp, students must first join us for a Placement Audition, taking place on our campus on March 1st and May 10, from 3:30-6:30 pm.

REGISTER HERE to get scheduled today!

More about the Summer Music Experience (SME)

  • Dates: Monday – Friday (excluding special events), June 3rd – June 29th
  • Camp Hours: 8:30 am – 5 pm
  • Early Drop-off: Begins at 7:30 am
  • Program Variety: SME offers a variety of programming, including choreography, vocal & instrumental performance, audio production, filmmaking, and songwriting.
  • Age Group: 6th-12th graders
  • Tuition: $600 (scholarships and income-based discounts available. No student is ever turned away due to inability to pay)

Daily Experience

We believe in nurturing the whole person, so each day will begin with mindfulness exercises to help students regulate their emotions and work together productively. In addition to mindfulness, students will delve into the ins and outs of the music business through our Musicology classes.

Students will receive valuable musical instruction through group and sectional rehearsals, ensuring a well-rounded and enriching experience. The goal? Our students leave with a better understanding of the music business, a nurtured sense of entrepreneurial spirit, and tools to become more self sufficient and independent-minded in making their own path not just to their musical futures, but also in life. In addition to learning from our team of professionally trained music instructors, SME campers will get to work with local music legends Carla Thomas, Valerie June, and Gary Goin.

Collaborative Learning Experiences
We understand the importance of collaboration and community engagement. That’s why we’ve planned exciting, soulful experiences to foster connections among our students and their community. On the second Friday of the camp, Red Carpet Day will uplift students as the artists they are. And on the third Friday, we’ll have a songwriting competition in honor of the late Les Paul’s 109th birthday. These events will inspire creativity and bring our students together in a supportive and exciting atmosphere. This year’s camp will also include a video and film component for budding producers and filmmakers!

Grand Finale Concert
The culmination of our summer program will be the Grand Finale concert at the iconic Overton Park Shell on June 29th. Join us as we celebrate the talents and achievements of our students in a spectacular showcase of music, creativity, and joy. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Don’t wait! REGISTER TODAY and give your child an unforgettable summer filled with music, discovery, and community.