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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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Merit x Chicago Athletic Association

Join us on Giving Tuesday for a panel discussion featuring a diverse group of Merit's top musicians.

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Early Childhood Registration is now open!

Sign up TODAY for fun and engaging music classes designed for newborns, toddlers, and kids up to age 7.

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Merit x Cambridge Audio

Our friends at Cambridge Audio are supporting music education by donating a percentage of proceeds from their SE1 in-ear headphones to Merit programs.

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Upcoming Events

Conservatory Winter Concerts (Band)

Date: Friday, December 14th, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center

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Conservatory Winter Concerts (Jazz, Vocal & Instrumental Ensembles, Orchestras)

Date: Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Time: 9:00 am

Location: Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center

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Early Childhood Makeup Week

Date: Monday, December 17th, 2018

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"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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