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Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative

Merit is leading the charge for traditionally underrepresented youth to gain representation in classical music.

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Early Childhood Registration is now open!

Sign up TODAY for fun and engaging music classes designed for newborns, toddlers, and kids up to age 7.

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Upcoming Events

Early Childhood Makeup Week

Date: Monday, December 17th, 2018

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Music Masters 2 – No Classes

Date: Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

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No Conservatory Classes

Date: Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

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