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Summer Camps & Classes

Register for Merit's Summer Camps & Classes today!

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Join us June 4 for this annual concert featuring students of the Suzuki-Alegre Strings program.

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Gala 2016

Save the Date for Merit's Gala on May 10, 2016. Honoring the McGill Family & Northern Trust.

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Video: Fulfilling Dreams

See how Merit is creating pathways for our students to accomplish their dreams.

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Upcoming Events At Merit

Instrumental Music: Choir Concerts

Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center

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Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Benito Juarez Community Academy

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