Stax Music Academy uses technology to connect with students

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 19, 2020 7:00 AM CT | Published: August 19, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Stax Music Academy students performed at a December press conference announcing plans for its upcoming 20th anniversary.&nbsp;Eight months later, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, those plans have changed. The youth after-school program, which began as a series of workshops, is relying on technology to connect with students.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Stax Music Academy students performed at a December press conference announcing plans for its upcoming 20th anniversary. Eight months later, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, those plans have changed. The youth after-school program, which began as a series of workshops, is relying on technology to connect with students. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

On its 20th anniversary, the Stax Music Academy is using the break from in-person instruction to prioritize solo musicianship over live performance.

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