Special Events

Gala 2019

Wednesday, May 8

Four Seasons Hotel

6:00 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Dinner

Gala 2019 will honor Merit Life Trustee Duffie A. Adelson for her decades of unparalleled service and dedication to Merit as both a faculty member and the school’s Executive Director, and her commitment to making music and building the lives of thousands of Chicago children.


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Stringtacular 2019

Saturday, May 18

Benito Juarez High School

11:00 am

Stringtacular is an annual concert that showcases more than 300 1st grade through high school students, all performing together on one stage. These students are renowned for their extraordinary talent and how they fuse Latin Folk Music with the Suzuki method.


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PLAY ON: A Benefit Concert to Support Music Education

Monday, June 24

City Winery

7:00 pm

Join Merit for a special 40th Anniversary concert benefiting equal access to music education and featuring The JuJu Exchange and other alums.

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