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New Year, New Uke

It's hard not to love the ukulele! Join other adults in this no-experience-necessary class for beginners.

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String in the New Year

Make music your New Year's resolution. Merit is excited to offer our first ever adult guitar class for beginners.

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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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FY18 Annual Report

Read our latest Annual Report. Share in our pride for this past year + our excitement for the next one.

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Upcoming Events

Piano Duet Concert

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm

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Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Date: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm

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IVM Concerts

Date: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm

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Steven, viola

"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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