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Spring baby & toddler classes

Registration is open for spring Early Childhood classes at Merit. Save your 0 - 8-year-old a spot!

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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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PERFORMATHON

Two days. Tons of tunes. Join us at the Merit Parent Association's biggest event of the year!

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THIS MY JAM

Check out Merit's new video series where students and faculty go deep on their favorite songs!

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Upcoming Events

Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm

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Concert Dress Rehearsals

Date: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm

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Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Date: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm

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"My dream is to be a professional violist, and Merit is helping me to reach this goal with quality training and excellent performance opportunities."

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