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Special Events

SPRING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

🌷 Save $30 when you register through December 17 with code EARLY30.

Join Merit’s spring semester music classes and lessons! Choose from a wide range of instruments, including guitar, piano, violin, trumpet, voice, and more. Already registered? Spring is a great opportunity to learn a second instrument or share with your friends and siblings!

REGISTER TODAY!

WINTER BAND CONCERTS

Friday, December 9

Experience Merit’s talented Alice S. Pfaelzer Conservatory ensembles in action at our West Loop music center! 🎷🥁 Join us for our 2022 Conservatory Winter Band Concerts, featuring live performances by more than 300 of Chicago’s most committed, passionate, and talented young musicians.

7:00pm: Concert Band/Trombone Choir Concert

  • Trombone Choir
  • Concert Band

7:50pm: Symphonic Band Concert

8:30pm: Wind Symphony Concert

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WINTER INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES CONCERTS

Saturday, December 10

Experience Merit’s talented Alice S. Pfaelzer Conservatory ensembles in action at our West Loop music center! 🎸🥁 Join us for our 2022 Conservatory Winter Instrumental Ensembles Concerts, featuring live performances by more than 300 of Chicago’s most committed, passionate, and talented young musicians.

9:00am Instrumental Ensembles Concert

  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Alegre Violin, Viola, & Cello Choirs 
NO TICKET REQUIRED

WINTER VOICE & ORCHESTRA CONCERTS

Saturday, December 10

Experience Merit’s talented Alice S. Pfaelzer Conservatory ensembles in action at our West Loop music center! 🎤🎻 Join us for our 2022 Conservatory Winter Voice & Orchestra Concerts, featuring live performances by more than 300 of Chicago’s most committed, passionate, and talented young musicians.

11:30am: Voice & Orchestra Concert

  • Voices of Merit
  • Chamber Choir
  • String Orchestra
  • Combined Choirs & Merit Philharmonic
  • Concluding with Merit Philharmonic
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WINTER JAZZ CONCERTS

Saturday, December 10

Experience Merit’s talented Alice S. Pfaelzer Conservatory ensembles in action at our West Loop music center! 🎷🎶 Join us for our 2022 Conservatory Winter Jazz Concerts, featuring live performances by more than 300 of Chicago’s most committed, passionate, and talented young musicians.

2:30pm Instrumental Ensembles Concert

  • Concert Jazz Band
  • Merit Jazz Collective
  • Jazz Combo B
  • Honors Jazz Combo
NO TICKET REQUIRED