Meeting Space

Groups looking to meet in an environment that encourages creativity and productivity need look no further than Merit School of Music’s Joy Faith Knapp Music Center. From mid-size group meetings and classes to small, informal gatherings, Merit can accommodate it all.

For larger meetings, Merit’s Foreman Hall and Polk Bros. Hall each offer meeting and event space that can accommodate large groups from 90 to 175, and are ideal for organization and community meetings – or any group meeting that will benefit from flexibility of set-up and high-quality acoustics and professional A/V support.

For smaller meetings, 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.
  • Flexible set-up and A/V support based on prior request.
  • Convenient downtown location with secure building access and staff support.