Press Releases

Merit to Present FREE Into the Woods, JR! August 19 & 20

Merit School of Music invites the public to enjoy a free performance of the school’s first fully-staged musical theater production, Into the Woods, Jr.! Merit’s Conservatory Solo Voice students, Summer Voice Camp students, and students from ChiArts, will bring favorite fairy tales to life in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. See Chicago’s musical … Continued

Merit Appoints Steven Berry as Director of Development

CHICAGO, November 16, 2016 – Chicago’s Merit School of Music announced today the hiring of Steven Berry to the position of Director of Development. Berry comes to Merit from The Green Music Center in Sonoma County, California, home to the acclaimed Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall. As Senior Director of Development since October 2014, … Continued

Merit To Celebrate Classical Musicians Demarre and Anthony McGill at 2016 Gala

Merit School of Music To Celebrate Classical Musicians Demarre and Anthony McGill at 2016 Gala MERIT GALA WILL HONOR ALUMS THE MCGILL BROTHERS, THEIR PARENTS, AND NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION, MAY 10 AT THE RADISSON BLU AQUA CHICAGO, April 15, 2016 – Merit School of Music will honor two of its most distinguished alumni, brothers Demarre … Continued

Merit Earns Accreditation from Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools

Chicago’s Merit School of Music announced today it has earned accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Art Schools (ACCPAS), the community arts education accrediting organization in the U.S. ACCPAS was established by the Council of Arts Accrediting Associations to review and accredit schools and programs across the nation that provide non-degree instruction … Continued

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Flutist & Merit Alum Demarre McGill Comes Home to Inspire Chicago’s Next Generation of Talented Musicians

Renowned classical musician Demarre McGill, principal flutist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, returned to his hometown Chicago on December 19 to lead a master class with a small number of elite students at his musical alma mater, Merit School of Music.   Studying with such an accomplished, inspiring musician is a moment Merit’s students will … Continued