📢 SAVE THE DATE! Spring registration opens Jan. 3 & classes begin Feb. 1. Learn more »

Give the gift of music.

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?

Save the date! Registration for spring group music classes at Merit School of Music opens January 3 & classes begin February 1. Learn more today.

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!

Your health & safety are our priority. Learn more about what Merit is doing to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe this fall.

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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