STAX Music Academy

Merging the historic street context with contemporary funk and eclecticism, STAX Music Academy serves as a continuation of a great musical heritage and a mentoring presence for neighborhood youth. Approximately 250 inner-city students attend private music enrichment classes at the academy, which is affiliated with the music department of LeMoyne-Owen College. The academy is located adjacent the STAX Museum – two cultural icons anchoring the economic revitalization of the historic neighborhood.

Additional Information

LOCATION:  2 miles from downtown Memphis, Tennessee

CLIENT:  Soulsville USA

SIZE:  27,000 square feet

LRK SERVICES:  master planning, architecture, interior design, environmental design, building and exhibit design (Self Tucker Architects, Inc. – architect of record)


USA Today’s 10 Best Musical Attractions in the World

  • Winner

AIA Memphis

  • Award of Merit New Construction

Buildings New Construction Awards

  • Honorable Mention - Specialty Places Category

Building Design & Construction 7thAnnualBuilding Team of the Year Awards

  • Merit Award Institutional

National Commercial Builders Council Awards of Excellence

  • Project of the Year - Division IV Institutional Category

Memphis Heritage and Memphis Landmarks Commission Preservation Awards

  • New Construction Award



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