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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Rehearsal Rooms & Meeting Spaces

For smaller meetings and rehearsals, Merit offers rooms to accommodate up to 30 people, ranging in size from 315 sq. feet to 600 sq. feet. Rooms will be set up based on prior request. Merit recommends a minimum of one-week notice to request small meeting space.

Merit’s West Loop location, a short distance from downtown suburban commuter stations and CTA trains and buses, makes it a convenient location for anyone in the Chicago metro area.


  • Range of meeting spaces to accommodate groups of varying sizes.
  • Grand and Upright Pianos to accommodate chamber groups of all sizes
  • Flexible set-up and A/V support based on prior request.
  • Convenient downtown location with secure building access and staff support.