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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.
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Director of Institutional Giving
Northwestern University, BS, Speech
Mark came to Merit in 2014 by way of Chicago’s theater community, where he worked as a performer, director, writer and administrator for many years. As a business writer, he has also worked for some of the largest companies in the Chicago area.
I’m a huge fan of jazz vocalist Elaine Dame. She performs nationally, but is based in Chicago and has two marvelous CDs.