SUMMER COVID PROTOCOL UPDATES: Beginning June 1, Merit will be instituting new COVID protocols, including moving to masks recommended for all visitors. Current COVID protocols remains in effect through May 31, with the exception of a few special events. READ MORE »

MAKE SOME MUSIC THIS SUMMER!

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 – 7 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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Summer registration is now open! Merit’s exciting line-up of camps & classes are a great way to stay social & creative all summer long. Click here to learn more.

Join us for an unforgettable evening benefitting equal access to music education. After two years of celebrating virtually, Merit’s Gala 2022 returns to the Four Seasons on May 18.

At Merit, your health & safety are our priority. Learn how we’re keeping our community safe during concerts and special events.

Merit By The Numbers

2500 music students
1.4 million financial aid
25 school music programs
100 music graduates
60 percent students renting instruments

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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