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What's New At Merit?

Cambridge Audio x Merit School of Music

As a U.S music partner, Merit School of Music receives proceeds from every pair of Cambridge Audio SE1 headphones sold nationwide.

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Friends of Merit Society

Learn more about how you can join the Friends of Merit Society today.

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Rental Opportunities

Learn more about rental opportunities at the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center

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Barnett Chamber Music Competition

Apply to compete in the Barnett Chamber Music Competition on April 8th!

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Upcoming Events At Merit

Live from Gottlieb: Composers Forum

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018

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

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Instrumental & Vocal Music: Piano & Guitar

Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm

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

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Instrumental & Vocal Music: Band, Piano & Guitar

Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm

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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