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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Report an Absence

Attendance policies

Attendance policies are specific to each Merit School of Music program. If you know of an absence in advance, please fill out the absence form below that is specific to your program. This form is also available throughout the year in the Student Services office or at the front desk. Please call your respective Program Manager as soon as possible. Contact information is listed on the Merit Website on the staff page.

 

report an absence

Please fill out the absence form that pertains to your program 

Early Childhood

Absence Request Form- Early Childhood

This form may be used to report absences from the Early Childhood program.
  • Please explain why your student was or will be absent from class
    The Early Childhood Program Manager will contact you with make-up class options.
    By checking the box above, you are acknowledging the attendance policies for the Early Childhood program.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Group Classes (IVM)

Absence Request Form- Instrumental & Vocal Music Program

This form may be used to report absences from the Instrumental Music program.
  • The options above pertain to our Instrumental Music group classes. If you are a private lesson student, please contact your teacher directly. Conservatory students should fill out the Conservatory absence form.
  • Please explain why your student was or will be absent from class
    By checking the box above, you are acknowledging the attendance policies for the Instrumental & Vocal Music program.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Private Lessons

Please contact your teacher directly.

Conservatory

Absence Request Form- Conservatory

This form may be used to report absences from the Tuition-Free Conservatory program.
    Please select your primary instrument of study in the Conservatory
  • Please explain why your student was or will be absent from class
    By checking the box above, you are acknowledging the attendance policies for the Tuition-free Conservatory program.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.