College Preparation


Stax Music Academy is a proud member of the Berklee City Music Network®, a consortium of over 40 community organizations across the United States and Canada committed to delivering high-quality contemporary music instruction to youth from underserved communities. The network consists of out-of-schooltime programs that receive access to the Berklee PULSE Music Method®, as well as other resources and support from Berklee College of Music.

SMA strives to prepare its students to realize music scholarships in music performance, music education and music business. We also know that some of our students will go immediately into the music workforce. SMA provides them with knowledge of music and the business that drives it. SMA exists to create artists who can make a living in music.

We are proud that 100% of our students are accepted to college but we are determined to help them use music to pay for college. We provide scholarship information to our students to assure that they have the necessary information to go to college. SMA seeks to expose our students to various schools through monthly info sessions and workshops with recruiters. If your college or university is interested in speaking with our students or if  you would like to forward scholarship information to our students, please contact Melody Barham at .