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Spring baby & toddler classes

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


Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative

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

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

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

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Upcoming Events

Early Childhood Winter Makeup Date

Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

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Early Childhood Winter Makeup Date

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2019

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MYMC: Strings

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

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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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