In addition to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music
and the Stax Music Academy
, the Soulsville Foundation
also runs a high school called the Soulsville Charter School
, whose purpose is to provide academic instruction in a “musically-rich” environment. The jazz band from Soulsville Charter School performed Sunday at the Stax to the Max festival, and I was amazed at the level of musical accomplishment of these youngsters.