LEARN. PLAY. BLOOM.

Merit School of Music

provides access 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.

TUITION-FREE CONSERVATORY

All ages. By audition.

MERIT MUSIC IN COMMUNITIES

School-age children across Chicago.

MERIT By The Numbers

3000 merit music students
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25 community sites
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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

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We are thrilled to be featured on Wintrust Bank’s iconic Mural Building. Learn more about our art along the Kennedy Expressway.

EC Website Tiles

CMPI champions young musicians from backgrounds that are under-represented in classical music. Apply today for the 2020/2021 school year.

marquis hill play on

Merit alum and internationally renowned musician Marquis Hill will headline our 2nd Annual Play On concert. Buy your tickets 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, PIANO, FRESHMAN AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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