Merit School of Music

Special Events

Get to know Merit by joining our special events, concerts, and fundraisers.

Gala 2023

Wednesday, May 17 • Four Seasons Chicago

We are thrilled to host an unforgettable evening benefitting equal access and excellence in music education on May 17.

Join us as we gather together as a Merit community, experience amazing student performances, and honor Liz Stiffel and Nico Segal & Nikko Washington for their contributions to the arts.

stringtacular suzuki alegre students


Saturday, May 20 @ 11:00am

Stringtacular is a vibrant collaboration of young string players representing Merit’s music programs at El Valor Guadalupe Reyes Center, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy, and Merit’s Suzuki-Alegre Strings program.

Experience the joy and energy of more than 250 first-grade through high school students all performing together on one stage.