Audition/Apply for our 2023-2024 After School Program


Calling All Students with an Interest in MUSIC!

If you are a teacher, parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, family friend, counselor, or other adult, we could use your help.

Is your young person involved in band or choir at school or church? Does he or she write songs or create original music? Does your student, child, teen, tween, nephew, niece, grandchild want to be around other young artists, musicians, creatives, singers, songwriters, and engineers?

The Stax Music Academy might just be the place for them.

We are currently scheduling applications and auditions for our 2023-2024 academy year After School Program, which features vocal and instrumental training, music theory, songwriting, music business, choreography, production and sound engineering, videography and more.

SMA also offers creative youth development programming, professional mental wellness counseling, college preparedness training, and alumni support to ensure we produce not only great musicians, but also inspired youth whose academic, cognitive, performance, college readiness, and leadership skills are greatly enhanced by the program.

Through the fundraising efforts of the
Soulsville Foundation, scholarships and deeply discounted tuition rates are available for those who qualify.

The Stax Music Academy performance ensemble audition process is a 2 song performance evaluation, music theory assessment and interview. Potential production students deliver an mp3 of original material alongside taking the music theory assessment and interview. Stax 101 students are not required to audition.


For more information on how to audition or apply, please contact Catherine Ealy at  or at (901) 942-7627, ext. 634.