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Press Releases

Rising Chicago music stars to perform at benefit concert for Merit

– The benefit concert features The JuJu Exchange, among who are Grammy Award winners, Pitchfork Festival performers and session musicians who have worked with Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean and Ed Sheeran, among others. Several other nationally-known surprise guests are also expected to appear at the event. – City Winery Chicago will host the event … Continued

Merit School of Music and Hopewell Brewing Co. join forces to fundraise for the next generation of Chicago’s musicians

Merit School of Music, Chicago’s nationally accredited music school that has produced several award-winning musicians, will host a fundraising event on Saturday, November 4, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hopewell Brewing Co, in Logan Square. The proceeds will be used to help provide music instruction and instruments for Chicago youth. “Chicago has, in … Continued

Six New Members Elected to Merit’s Board of Trustees

Chicago’s Merit School of Music, a nationally accredited music school helping young people transform their lives by removing barriers to high-quality music education, announces the addition of six new civic leaders to its Board of Trustees: Sculptor, retired toy designer and West Loop community leader Jeffrey Breslow Former Merit parent and healthcare professional Helen Chang … Continued

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