Stax Music Academy

Stax Music Academy exists to nurture and present the next generation of great Soul Communicators

Mission

The STAX Music Academy inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music with an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of STAX Records. Vision

Stax Music Academy exists to nurture and present the next generation of great Soul Communicators from the greater Soulsville region, holistically equipping them to excel and to impact the world through the universal language of music.

Operating as usual

02/17/2024

Basking in the is the remarkable Dontae Currie, a shining star and recipient of the Stax Scholarship! πŸŒŸπŸŽ“ This scholarship stands as a tribute to the legendary Stax Records artist, the late great Johnnie Taylor. Dontae is a sophomore at The Soulsville Charter School, and vocalist to Stax Music Academy's Street Corner Harmonies ensemble. Let's celebrate Dontae! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘

Photos from Stax Music Academy's post 02/15/2024

🎀 A huge shoutout to our incredible friend and talented singer-songwriter from Memphis, TN, Dottie! 🌟🎢 She graced our campus with her presence and led our students through an unforgettable Vocal Bootcamp. πŸš€πŸŽ΅ We had an absolute blast learning and singing with you!

02/15/2024

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02/14/2024

Love is in the air! There are a number of incredible Stax Records love songs to set the perfect mood for your romantic Valentine’s Day, but this is one of our favorite cuts by The Bar-Kays - β€œBaby I Love You.” Featuring SMA student, Rickey Fondren on the lead vocals!

Check out the full performance and more in our 2024 Black History Month Production Soul of America: Stax Meets Motown - STREAMING NOW! Click the link to register for free today - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/748516682547?aff=oddtdtcreator

Photos from Stax Music Academy's post 02/11/2024

Last week, the excitement at Stax Music Academy reached new heights as our students had the incredible opportunity to meet and share moments with the maestro himself, Ludwig GΓΆransson! 🎼 Before jetting off to the 66th Recording Academy / GRAMMYs Awards in LA, Ludwig graced us with his presence. A massive congratulations to him on clinching the GRAMMY Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer." πŸ†πŸŽΆ Thank you, Ludwig, for taking the time to inspire our budding musicians. Memphis eagerly awaits your return!

02/10/2024

Emerging into the is the extraordinary Zipporah Israel, a true luminary as a recipient of the Concord Records Scholarship! πŸŒŸπŸŽ“ This scholarship pays homage to the visionary founder of Stax Records, the late great Jim Stewart. Zipporah is a singer-songwriter at Stax Music Academy. Beyond her musical achievements, she also finds joy on the courts, mastering both basketball and tennis. Let's celebrate Zipporah!

Photos from Stax Music Academy's post 02/09/2024

In heartfelt tribute to the visionary and arts advocate, Pat Halloran. 🎭 Our organization extends its deepest condolences to his friends and family.

Pat was a cherished friend, opening doors to countless magical experiences at The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis for our students over the years. Thanks to his passion and dedication, our students had the privilege of exploring the enchanting world of live theatre through unforgettable musicals.

Today, we express gratitude for his tireless efforts in promoting and preserving the vibrancy of live musical theatre in our beloved city of Memphis. πŸ™

Vocal Bootcamp with Dottie 01/29/2024

🎀✨ Join us TONIGHT for a special experience at Stax Music Academy! 🌟 Memphis native and talented singer-songwriter Dottie is taking center stage in a special Vocal Bootcamp from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. 🎢 Open to all 6th - 12th graders, this FREE event promises an unforgettable evening of music and inspiration.

Click the link for more details - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vocal-bootcamp-with-dottie-tickets-807226154157?aff=oddtdtcreator

πŸ“… Event Details:
πŸ—“ Date: Monday, Jan 29th
πŸ•° Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
πŸ“ Where: Stax Music Academy
🎟 Admission: FREE

More about Dottie:
Meet Dottie, the talented singer-songwriter and producer from Memphis, Tennessee, whose unique sound blends soulful melodies with heartfelt lyrics. After a decade of touring globally with artists like Ciara and J Lo, Dottie returned to her roots in Memphis, driven by a deep connection to her musical heritage. In 2019, a personal tragedy inspired her upcoming EP, "Stages," a poignant tribute reflecting her own growth and the stages of grief. Now back home, Dottie embraces her role as a musical storyteller, connecting with fellow musicians, sharing industry insights, and inspiring aspiring artists with her journey. As she lays down roots in Memphis, she eagerly anticipates creating music that resonates with the hearts of her listeners.

Vocal Bootcamp with Dottie Special vocal bootcamp with talented singer-songwriter and producer, Dottie! This event is free and open to all 6th - 12th graders.

01/26/2024

Soulsville Foundation's annual Black History Month production, 'Soul of America: Stax Meets Motown' premieres February 2nd!🌟 Hosted virtually, this FREE event features the incredible talents of Stax Music Academy students. 🎀 As an educator, unlock a world of possibilities by registering - you'll receive access to companion study guides empowering students to explore their creative agency and connect with history through music. πŸ“š Don't miss this chance to make learning engaging and meaningful! πŸ—“οΈ Streaming live in February 2024. Register for free via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soul-of-america-stax-meets-motown-tickets-748516682547?aff=oddtdtcreator

Valero Benefit for Children, International Paper, Tennessee Arts Commission, ARTSmemphis

01/25/2024

Stepping into the is the remarkable Nicholas Dickerson, a recipient of the Concord Stax Scholarship! πŸŒŸπŸŽ“ This scholarship honors the iconic artist and influential Stax Records legend, Isaac Hayes. Nicholas is a senior at East T Stem Academy. In addition to being a vocalist at Stax Music Academy, he is a member of Student Council & Bridge Builders.

01/20/2024

When SMA students are at a show, all beats WILL be covered πŸ‘πŸΎπŸŽΆ

Incredible show at The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis. Good to have you home, Justin Timberlake! β™₯️

01/20/2024

Radiating in our is the phenomenal Anaya Murray, recipient of the Concord Stax Scholarship! πŸŒŸπŸŽ“ This scholarship pays tribute to the trailblazing Estelle Axton, the co-founder and music visionary who added the "AX" to Stax Records. A vocalist at Stax Music Academy, Anaya also contributes her brilliance as a member of Code Crew & Bridge Builders. She is also a skilled videographer and writer, working on her craft during her free time. Congratulations Anaya!

01/13/2024

Today’s is Casey Malone, who is a recipient of the prestigious Concord Stax Scholarship! πŸŒŸπŸŽ“This scholarship commemorates the trailblazing legacy of Deanie Parker, the Founding President & CEO of the Soulsville Foundation. Casey, an 8th grader at Snowden School, is an instrumental student at Stax Music Academy in both the Jazz Band and the Rhythm Section Ensemble. Beyond that, he lends his skills to school band, and passionately engages in Bridge Builders and Student Council activities. Let's applaud Casey!

Soul of America: Stax Meets Motown 01/10/2024

Join us for an electrifying musical journey through history at the Soulsville Foundation's annual Black History Month production, 'Soul of America: Stax Meets Motown'! 🌟 Hosted virtually, this free event features the incredible talents of Stax Music Academy students. 🎀 As an educator, unlock a world of possibilities by registering - you'll receive access to companion study guides empowering students to explore their creative agency and connect with history through music. πŸ“š Don't miss this chance to make learning engaging and meaningful! πŸ—“οΈ Streaming live in February 2024. Register for free via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soul-of-america-stax-meets-motown-tickets-748516682547?aff=oddtdtcreator

Soul of America: Stax Meets Motown A virtual Black History Month celebration featuring the iconic sounds of Stax Records & Motown. Free show streaming February 2024!

01/09/2024

πŸš‚πŸŽΆ Get ready for a musical journey like never before! 🌟 Night Train Gala is back & we’re gearing up for another unforgettable celebration of Black music on March 2, 2024. Secure your spot with early bird tickets until Feb 1:
$155 for 1 (reg. $200)
$300 for 2 (reg. $400)
🎟️ Click the link to purchase tickets today! https://soulsvillefoundation.kindful.com/e/night-train-gala-celebrate-black-music-throughout-history?mc_cid=53445f2e35&mc_eid=bae11ee8eb

Don’t miss out on the chance to secure your spot at Night Train Gala 2024! Save the date and stay tuned for the stellar lineup and auction updates. πŸ“†πŸ”₯

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01/05/2024

Important Venue Update for Tonight's Open Mic Event!

We hope you are all staying warm on this chilly Friday! In light of the cold weather, we've made a change to our plans for tonight's Open Mic event. We will be hosting tonight at Stax Music Academy instead of Carolina Watershed. Not to worry, delicious food from the restaurant will still be available!

Event Details:
* Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Sign-up begins at 5:00 PM)
* Location: Stax Music Academy, 910 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106

Join us for an evening of live performances and good company! See you tonight!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-shed-monthly-youth-open-mic-tickets-770529794357?aff=oddtdtcreator

01/04/2024

Today, our is the multi-talented Desmond Coppin, who was awarded the esteemed Concord Stax Scholarship! πŸŒŸπŸŽ“ This scholarship pays tribute to the visionary entrepreneur and founder of Wood Creek Capital Management, Brett D. Hellerman. Desmond, a sophomore at University High School, is an instrumental student at Stax Music Academy. In addition to his role at SMA, he's a vital presence in his school band, in both student council & Bridge Builders, and a valued member of the CLUE education program for gifted students. πŸŽ΅πŸŽ‰

01/02/2024

Stax Music Academy students warming up before their performance yesterday at the inauguration of Paul Young, Memphis's 65th mayor!

Stax Music Academy Songwriting Showcase 12/05/2023

Join us for an exciting evening of original music tomorrow night!

Stax Music Academy and B-SIDE Memphis present the Songwriting Showcase! This event will feature talented students from the Stax Music Academy Songwriting Cohort, who will be showcasing their incredible songwriting skills. Get ready to be captivated by powerful lyrics, soulful melodies, and unforgettable performances. Don't miss this opportunity to support the next generation of songwriters and experience the magic of their original music.

πŸ—“οΈ Date: Wednesday, Dec 6th
πŸ•• Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
πŸ“ Location: B-SIDE, Minglewood Hall, 1553 Madison Ave Suite 101, Memphis, TN 38104

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/760891325437?aff=oddtdtcreator

Stax Music Academy Songwriting Showcase Join us for a free evening of live original music from the Stax Music Academy Songwriting Cohort!

11/30/2023

Calling all young musicians and creatives! Tomorrow marks the return of "The Shed" at Carolina Watershed, an event that takes place on the first Friday of every month.

"The Shed" is a community jam session where local instrumentalists, singers, poets, and rappers gather to network, perform, offer support, and unveil hidden gems within our creative community.

πŸ“… EVENT: The Shed
πŸ—“οΈ WHEN: Friday, Dec 1st, 6 - 9 pm
πŸ“ WHERE: Carolina Watershed

Sign-up starts at 5:30, and we've got you covered with food and refreshments. This event is open to all 6th - 12th graders! See you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/769751065157?aff=oddtdtcreator

11/19/2023

Our is Zander Henley, the proud recipient of the prestigious Concord Stax Scholarship! πŸŒŸπŸŽ“ The scholarship received is in honor of the legendary instrumental Stax Records band, Booker T & the M.G.'s. Zander is a percussionist and vocalist at Stax Music Academy. In addition to his work at SMA, he is a member of the TSCS band and enjoys playing basketball, football and tennis.

11/07/2023

Our friends at Opera Memphis will be here next week for an exciting vocal workshop!

πŸ“† Join us on Monday, Nov 13th, from 5:30-6:30 PM at Stax Music Academy for this FREE Opera Memphis Masterclass! 🎡🎀

🎢 Open to all 6th-12th graders, this workshop will enhance body awareness and choral technique, focusing on:
* Body flow and posture
* Choral balance and blend
* Vocal technique, including breathing and expression

🌟 Special Guests:
🎼 Kathryn Elliott, Director of Education at Opera Memphis
🎭 Shelbi Sellers, Director of Partnerships at Opera Memphis

Register for free with the link below. Don't miss this dynamic educational experience with two exceptional artists! See you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/742483908357?aff=oddtdtcreator

11/06/2023

πŸ‚ Let's make a difference this holiday season! Join ABC24 Memphis & Charities of West Tennessee THIS WEDNESDAY, Nov 8th, from 7 am - 7 pm at 1325 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN, to Stuff the Van for Bundles of Care. Your donations of blankets, socks, toiletries, hygiene products, and diapers will directly impact our city's most vulnerable. Share the spirit of givingβ€”spread the word with your circle! For more details, click the link below:

https://www.localmemphis.com/article/about-us/bundles-of-care/522-875dbb4c-4b69-4b9b-82da-8827f0b2042f #:~:text=Bundles%20of%20Care%20is%20a,and%20children%20and%20adult%20diapers.

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Videos (show all)

Baby I Love You by The Bar-Kays
2024 Black History Month Virtual Production
When SMA students are at a show, all beats WILL be covered πŸ‘πŸΎπŸŽΆ Incredible show at The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis. Good to h...
Night Train Gala 2024 - Early Bird Tickets on sale NOW!
Green Room Fun!
A Conversation with Lil Buck - Nov. 3 on WKNO
Our lobby is a prime spot for break out jam sessions ! Just another day at Stax Music Academy β™₯️
James Fauntleroy bring Beat Garden to Memphis TN
Streaming Now!
Meet Antonio, our rockstar student! 🎸🌟 He's on a mission to keep the music playing at Stax Music Academy. Check out his ...
Presenting the 2023 #MusicMustContinue Anthem, a creation born from the Stax Music Academy's Songwriting Cohort students...
Satellite Band sound check at FirstBank Amphitheater before they open tonight for KIDZ BOP Never Stop Live Tour TONIGHT!...

Location

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926 E McLemore Avenue
Memphis, TN
38106

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
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