JOIN OUR 2021/22 CONSERVATORY

Merit School of Music

removes barriers 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.

ALICE S. PFAELZER CONSERVATORY

All ages. All tuition-free.

MERIT MUSIC IN COMMUNITIES

School-age children across Chicago.

MERIT By The Numbers

3000 merit music students
1.4 million dollars in financial aid and and direct student support
25 community sites
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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Register today for online private lessons at Merit School of Music — Chicago’s best music lessons for adults, teens, and kids ages 9 and older.

Written with student musicians (and their parents) in mind, this free guide from Merit and Chicago Sinfonietta will show you how to develop your musical skills and artistic practice during a pandemic.

merit virtual gala

On May 19, Merit’s annual fundraiser returns to a computer, mobile device, or TV near you for our 2nd Annual Virtual Gala. Learn more and support the Gala today!

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, MERIT ALUM, STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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