Donate today, and help the music continue for Stax Music Academy students

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Donate today, and help the music continue for Stax Music Academy students


At Stax Music Academy, the rich cultural legacy of Stax Records is the backdrop for a unique music education and youth development experience. We educate and prepare our young students for graduation and college, we inspire them to achieve their goals as future artists, and we empower them with the tools to become community leaders.

It costs Stax Music Academy $9,000 per student to provide the teachers, instruments, mentors, and mental wellness programs that make our after-school and summer academy so effective. No family is ever charged more than $1,000, and 80% of our families pay as little as $200 per year thanks to need-based scholarships. Many of our families have been impacted by the pandemic and cannot afford to pay tuition this year at any amount.

The uncertainty of our global situation leaves our students needing a place to heal and rejuvenate, now more than ever. Stax Music Academy is committed to giving our students everything they need to continue their education as artists and their growth as young leaders. Without this enriching program and the nurturing environment provided by the Stax family of teachers and mentors, many of our students could lose their path to a better future. For them, the music must continue.

Many schools are switching to virtual or hybrid instruction and music education programs are suffering. Stax Music Academy has stepped up and provided free virtual classes, workshops, and guided practice videos for all students in the Greater Memphis Area with music instruction because of the pandemic. We believe that music education must continue because music must continue.

Your gift today to the #MusicMustContinue campaign will help to make sure that no student has to give up on their dreams. Every gift will be used to pay for a child’s music education this year and to make music instruction classes available virtually and free to students across the city, regardless of the school they attend.

Thank you to our campaign sponsors!