Is Stax Music Academy (SMA) Right For Your Tween or Teen?

Is your young person involved in band or choir at school or church? Does your child write songs or create their own music? Does your child want to be around other young artists, young musicians, creatives, artists, singers, and songwriters?

The Stax Music Academy is the place for them.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2022-2023 After School Program.

SMA produces not only great musicians, but also inspired youth whose academic, cognitive, performance and leadership skills are greatly enhanced by the program. Our blend of intensive music education and creative youth development includes college preparedness training, professional mental wellness counseling, production/engineering classes, and more.

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.