In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC’s current recommendations, Merit School of Music has closed the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center and suspended all in-person activities until further notice. Virtual options are now available for private lessons, Early Childhood classes, and small group classes. We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this unprecedented situation.

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LEARN. PLAY. BLOOM.

Merit School of Music

provides access to high-quality music education so that all children can experience the transformative power of music.

OUR PROGRAMS

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Newborns – 8 years

SUMMER CAMPS

All ages. By experience.

CONSERVATORY

All ages. All tuition-free.

MERIT MUSIC IN COMMUNITIES

School-age children across Chicago.

MERIT By The Numbers

3000 merit music students
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25 community sites
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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

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All levels. All instruments. All summer long. All right here in Chicago’s West Loop. Register today for summer camps & classes at Merit School of Music!

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The situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly changing. Merit’s staff will continue to distrubute this newsletter with the most up-to-date information Merit parents and students need to know.

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Apply today for Merit’s 20/21 Conservatory! Access to Chicago’s best music faculty, masterclasses, performance opportunities, and peer community. Tuition-free for EVERY student.

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC.

“Merit has changed my life.

It’s changed the entire trajectory of where I’m going, who I believe I am. Merit has given me these opportunities, this vision, this hope for a better dream of myself.”

 

OSCAR, PIANO, FRESHMAN AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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