In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC’s current recommendations, Merit School of Music has closed the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center and suspended all in-person activities until further notice. Virtual options are now available for private lessons, Early Childhood classes, and small group classes. We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this unprecedented situation.

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Annual Reports & Financials


Get to know Merit School of Music by browsing our latest Annual Reports. You’ll find information on our finances, donors, impact, as well as plenty of photos and stories!


annual report FY19


annual report FY18


annual report FY17


At Merit, we’re dedicated to transparency in everything we do, especially when it comes to our organziational finances. We’re proud to continuously be awarded GuideStar’s Gold Seal of Transparency and a 4-star rating (the highest possible) on CharityNavigator, demonstrating ongoing fiscal excellence.

Audited Financials 2019

Merit Form 990 FY19