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. Virtual options are now available for summer camps, private lessons, Early Childhood classes, and small group classes. We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this unprecedented situation.

To learn more about online offerings and supporting Merit during this time, please

National Advisory Board

Leif Ove Andsnes

Sergio Assad

Emanuel Ax

Daniel Barenboim

Christoph Eschenbach

Renée Fleming

Henry Fogel

Miriam Fried

Anthony Freud

Thomas Hampson

Lynn Harrell

Hyo Kang

Welz Kauffman

Ramsey Lewis

Brian Lynch

Yo-Yo Ma

Catherine Malfitano

William Mason

Robert McDonald

Anthony McGill

Sylvia McNair

Zarin Mehta


Samuel Ramey

Steve Robinson

Deborah Rutter

Leonard Slatkin

André Watts

Pinchas Zukerman


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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."

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