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Transforming the lives of Chicago-Area youth by providing the highest quality music education since 1979.

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What's New At Merit?

Summer Camps & Classes

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Donation Match Opportunity

Learn more about an awesome opportunity for your donation to Merit to be matched dollar-for-dollar.

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Storytime

Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for our FREE Early Childhood Storytime series.

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Video: Merit Means Family

Watch Merit's latest video story about a Merit student's hard work, combined with the dedication and support of the entire Merit family, to overcome life's challenges.

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Upcoming Events At Merit

Trombone Camp Begins

Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017

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

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Trumpet Camp Begins

Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017

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

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Summer Conservatory Wind Ensemble Begins

Date: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

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

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"I enjoy attending Merit because everyone is so welcoming and they have made a difference in my life by bringing me closer to what I love doing most...music!"

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