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Additional info for current and prospective students.
Early Childhood and General Music Program Director
Columbia College, BA, Vocal Jazz Performance
Columbia College, Dance Minor
LoVetri Method, Level I Somatic Voice-work
Sally Blandón is the Early Childhood & General Music Program Manager at Merit School of Music.
Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Sally’s growing passion for music brought her to Chicago where she graduated with a BA in Vocal Jazz Performance from Columbia College.
Since graduating, Sally has toured internationally, taught and managed youth-focused music curriculum and produced several independent music productions throughout the Midwest.
Whether she is conquering stages or behind the scenes, Sally shares her gifts meticulously and brings her vivacious spirit to all she takes on. Sally is looking forward to working with the Merit family and continuing to honor its musical legacy.
Fall by Esperanza Spaulding
I love many musicians, but I am currently enjoying Sweet Crude.