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STAX Music Academy

Memphis, TN

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.


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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