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.
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Columbia College, BA, Vocal Jazz Performance
Columbia College, Dance Minor
LoVetri Method, Level I Somatic Voice-work
Sally Blandon is the Early Childhood & General Music Program Manager at Merit School of Music. Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Sally’s growing passion for music brought her to Chicago where she graduated with a BA in Vocal Jazz Performance from Columbia College. Since graduating, Sally has toured internationally, taught and managed youth-focused music curriculum and produced several independent music productions throughout the midwest. Whether she is conquering stages or behind the scenes, Sally shares her gifts meticulously and brings her vivacious spirit to all she takes on. Sally is looking forward to working with the Merit family and continuing to honor its musical legacy.
Fall by Esperanza Spaulding
I love many musicians, but I am currently enjoying Sweet Crude.
“I believe that music education is important for a multitude of reasons, but self-expression being the most important of them all.
Merit School of Music is a special place because of the way we create access to high-caliber music education for our surrounding community.”