Transforming the lives of Chicago-area youth by removing barriers to the highest quality music education since 1979.

Not sure what you are looking for?
Let us help you out!

I am interested in
I want to learn how to play

Highlights

Spring baby & toddler classes

Registration is open for spring Early Childhood classes at Merit. Save your 0 - 8-year-old a spot!

Register

Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative

Merit is leading the charge for traditionally underrepresented youth to gain representation in classical music.

Apply today

BARNETT CHAMBER MUIC COMPETITION

The 7th annual A.N and Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Music Competition will be held on April 7, 2019.

Apply today

THIS MY JAM

Check out Merit's new video series where students and faculty go deep on their favorite songs!

Watch Now

Upcoming Events

Early Childhood Winter Makeup Date

Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

More Information

Early Childhood Winter Makeup Date

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2019

More Information

MYMC: Strings

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm

More Information

View Calendar

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."

Donate Now