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What's New At Merit?

Nico Segal Presents: The JuJu Exchange - a Benefit Concert for Merit School of Music

Join us on November 28 at City Winery for a benefit concert presented by Merit alums Nico Segal and The JuJu Exchange. Tickets are on sale now!

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Early Childhood Classes

Registration today for our Early Childhood Winter Session classes!

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Hold your next event at Merit

Did you know the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center is available to rent for meetings and event?

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Merit News

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Upcoming Events At Merit

Instrumental & Vocal Music: No Classes

Date: Monday, November 20th, 2017

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

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Early Childhood: No Classes

Date: Monday, November 20th, 2017

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

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Merit Closed – Thanksgiving Break

Date: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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

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"My dream is to be a professional violist, and Merit is helping me to reach this goal with quality training and excellent performance opportunities."

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