- Music Classes & Lessons
- Group Classes & Ensembles
- Private Lessons
- Early Childhood
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- Why Choose Merit
Individual lessons and group classes for students at any level.
- Community Programs
Bringing accessible, high-quality music education to Chicagoland communities.
- Selective Programs
- Chicago Musical Pathways
The highest level of achievement for Merit students in tuition-free, audition-based programs.
Who we are and what we believe in.
How Merit makes a difference.
Merit's supporters remove barriers to music education, ensuring access for Chicago's youth.
Additional info for current and prospective students.
July 17 - July 21
Make friends, memories, and beautiful music at Camp Merit! Camp Merit brings all of Merit’s large ensembles together—band, choir, and orchestra—for 2 fun-filled weeks. Each student will select a track (band, choir, or orchestra) based on their main area of study. Band and orchestra students who enjoy singing also have the option to add the choir track to their schedules.