Dear Merit Families and Friends,
We hope that you and your loved ones are well and, like all of us here at Merit, are figuring out how to navigate the challenges we face as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. As you know, in order to safeguard the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and community, Merit has suspended all onsite activities at the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center until further notice. We will continue to assess this timeline on a regular basis.
Despite this closure, we remain dedicated to providing Merit families with access to the life-affirming and life-changing benefits of music wherever possible. Virtual options are now available for private lessons, Early Childhood classes, small group classes, and electives.
We encourage our students to keep up with their lessons and practicing! We will get through this as a community and we want everyone to remain as motivated and passionate about music as ever. Also, here are a few more ways to keep the music going at home.
Registration for Merit’s virtual fall session opens on August 3. Online music lessons are a great way to stay social, creative, and engaged with your instrument while staying safe and healthy at home. Click here to browse classes and register.
As a nonprofit arts organization, we are reliant upon financial contributions and community support to sustain our daily operations. It is certain that we, like all our fellow arts organizations, will experience significant losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that could potentially negatively impact our school community. Your support would help to offset that impact. Click here to support Merit today.
Our students, faculty, and staff are so thankful for your continued support as we work hard to keep the music going.
Thank you for your continued dedication to Merit during this challenging and unique time. We’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to those of you who have shared messages of support or posted beautiful musical tributes on social media. Keep them coming! We are so grateful to have all of you as part of the Merit community.
Stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to making music together again in person soon.