In this March 22, 2013 photo, Justin Merrick, a vocal coach at Stax Music Academy, discusses teaching music and leadership skills to the academy's students while sitting in his office i

 

              In this March 22, 2013 photo, Justin Merrick, a vocal coach at Stax Music Academy, discusses teaching music and leadership skills to the academy
In this March 22, 2013 photo, Justin Merrick, a vocal coach at Stax Music Academy, discusses teaching music and leadership skills to the academy's students while sitting in his office in Memphis, Tenn. The Stax Music Academy is an after-school program where teenagers from some of Memphis’ poorest neighborhoods learn how to dance, sing and play instruments. The academy’s students play annual shows in Memphis and have toured to Washington, Italy and Australia, helping spread the soulful “Memphis Sound.” (AP Photos/Adrian Sainz)