Fall registration opens August 2!

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 – 8 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?

Our fall course catalog is here! Browse and learn more about what Merit is offering this fall.

Merit School of Music offers a variety of fun and engaging music classes for littles ones. Learn more about the benefits of music education for babies, toddlers, and kids!

Join us for an Open House on Saturday, August 7 @ 10:00am! Come check out instruments, watch students perform, tour the building & more! Learn more here.

Merit By The Numbers

3000 merit music students
1.4 million dollars in financial aid and and direct student support
25 community sites
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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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