Live on Local 24 Midday: Stax Academy Award

Live on Local 24 Midday: Stax Academy Award

A teacher at Stax Music Academy is up for a special award. Out of thousands of nominations, Justin Merrick has been chosen as quarter- finalist for the Grammy Foundation's Music Education Award.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - A teacher at Stax Music Academy is up for a special award. Out of thousands of nominations, Justin Merrick has been chosen as quarter- finalist for the Grammy Foundation's Music Education Award.

He joins Local 24 Midday with more on the honor.

Justin's musical talent includes producing live shows, playing musical instruments, and a singing range that includes R&B and soul to opera. He has also performed with symphonies and opera companies across the United States.

On a daily basis, Justin strives to include Stax students in performance opportunities that expose them to new experiences and parts of the country. He currently oversees a group of Stax Academy alumni who have formed a band, and perform around the Mid-South.

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