Stax Music Academy launches 2021 #MusicMustContinue fundraising campaign to assist students with tuition

MEMPHIS, AUGUST – The Stax Music Academy (SMA) kicks off its annual #MusicMustContinue August/September fundraising campaign this month to raise $50,000 to close the tuition gap for students who apply and qualify for financial aid to attend SMA. The true cost for the work we do is $10,000 per year per student for music education […]
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12-year old Stax Music Academy student lands contract with Metropolitan Opera

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 2021 — When the pandemic forced the cancellation of Opera Memphis’s much anticipated “Beale Street Boheme,” which would have featured a chorus of youngsters from the Stax Music Academy, McCleave Directing Fellow Bethania Baray chose to see it as an opportunity to explore opera more deeply by developing a class at Stax, […]
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Pop Culture Icon KESHA signs original “Praying” artworks and signed limited-edition prints to support Stax Music Academy

Singer, songwriter, actress, popular podcast host, and all-round pop culture icon Kesha has teamed up with the London, UK/Austin, Texas-based Soundwaves Art Foundation to help raise funds for the nonprofit Stax Music Academy, an afterschool and summer music institute at the original site of Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Soundwaves has created an artwork based […]
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Justin Timberlake ‘proud’ of Stax Music Academy students as 2021 mentorship program ends

Bob Mehr Memphis Commercial Appeal This week, Justin Timberlake was back in Memphis — at least via computer — as he video conferenced into a workshop with students of the Stax Music Academy. Timberlake and a team of his associated producers, musicians and industry figures helped guide a two-month creative class and mentorship program, called […]
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