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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Merit School of Music is committed to building a world in which historically underrepresented groups can attain access to quality music education. Simultaneously, Merit is continually working towards becoming an organization that is truly reflective of the demographics of the city and the students we serve.
We strive to model this ideal by creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all our employees. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas is essential to our success. Every day, we actively work toward fulfilling our commitment by:
The lessons we learn continue to inform our policies, practices, and development as an organization and a leader on advancing greater equity and inclusion in quality music education. We recognize that becoming a diverse and inclusive organization is a journey that requires discourse, collaboration, and an openness to change. We understand that this journey may not always be comfortable, but we are fully committed to engaging in the process.