In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC’s current recommendations, Merit School of Music has closed the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center and suspended all in-person activities until further notice. Our staff and faculty are working diligently to provide virtual private lessons, Early Childhood classes, and other online classes wherever possible. We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this unprecedented situation.

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Special Events

Merit Madness

March 7 – 21

We’re celebrating Music In Our Schools Month with Merit Madness – a two-week practice challenge for all Merit students!

Students will secure sponsors to pledge a set monetary amount per minute of practice or make a one-time donation, all in support of student financial aid. 

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Gala 2020

Tuesday, May 5

Four Seasons Hotel

6:00 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Dinner

Save the date for Merit School of Music’s Gala 2020! Our school’s largest fundraiser returns to the Four Seasons Hotel for an inspiring evening filled with music.


Save the Date