→ Merit School of Music aims to be an inclusive, multi-cultural institution that represents the demographics of the City of Chicago and delivers on our mission to remove barriers to excellent music instruction.
As a school that proudly engages students from all neighborhoods across the Chicagoland area, Merit is dedicated to being an antiracist organization. Reflecting on the racism that pervades our city and beyond, we seek to actively dismantle any biases of our school, and pledge to identify and take a stand against racism in our geographical and musical communities, wherever and however it occurs.
Music-making gives us the opportunity to offer comfort, reflect on the diversity of our experience, and come together during times of change and challenge. We make the commitment to use our resources and platform to challenge the status quo and take concrete daily action in pursuit of this goal.