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Special Events

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

Up & Comers Concert and Reception

Wednesday, March 20 • Joy Faith Knapp Music Center

Join Merit School of Music and our host, alum and Board Trustee Joe Musselman, for a delightful night of music and community benefitting Chicagoland’s premier music education programs. The evening will feature a snapshot of Merit’s best and brightest students in an exclusive concert in Gottlieb Hall.

Gala 2024

Tuesday, May 14 • Four Seasons Chicago

We are excited to host an unforgettable evening benefiting 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 Ellard (Butch) L. Pfaelzer, Jr. and Thomas (Tom) M. Leopold for their contributions to the arts.