Faculty & Staff

Taylor Manrique

Director of Student Services


Lawrence University, BM, Voice Performance


Taylor Manrique is the Director of Student Services at Merit School of Music and has been a member of the Merit team since the spring of 2015. Taylor oversees the Student Services department and manages Merit’s financial aid and scholarship budgets. She feels passionately about working to find creative solutions to ensure that Chicago-area families are able to participate in Merit’s programming. In addition to working on staff at Merit, Taylor regularly performs at Orchestra Hall as a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

When she’s not at Merit or singing, Taylor can be found cheering on the Green Bay Packers, singing musicals while cooking dinner, and spending quality time with family and friends.



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“Merit School of Music is such a special place because all the staff, faculty, students, and parents are truly like a family. It’s amazing to work at a place where, regardless of your role, everyone feels equally passionate about and dedicated to working together to support the creation of beautiful music.”