Special Events

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

Play On 2023

Wednesday, November 1 • City Winery

Join Merit School of Music on November 1, 2023 for a special benefit concert to further our mission of removing barriers to high-quality music education for Chicago-area youth.

We are thrilled to announce that The JuJu Exchange will headline the 5th Annual Play On, with additional performances by King Melik and our very own Honors Jazz Combo.

Gala 2024

Tuesday, May 14 • Four Seasons Chicago

We are excited to host an unforgettable evening benefitting equal access and excellence in music education on May 14, 2024. 

Join us at the Four Seasons Chicago as we gather together as a Merit community, experience amazing student performances, and honor our special guests for their contributions to the arts.