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Student Performances

Watch our students in action! 🎶

At Merit School of Music, students broaden their horizons and build persistence, self-assurance, and creativity through participation in a vibrant and welcoming musical community. Performances are one of the most exciting parts of the Merit experience—they give music students a chance to apply what they’ve learned and gain confidence as they share their gifts with others.

↓ Keep scrolling to watch some of our favorite student performances!

Alegre Strings Ensemble Perform in the Park

“La Cumparsita” by Gerardo Matos RodrĂ­guez

Alegre Strings Ensemble

Merit’s Young Singers Express Themselves

“This Is Me” by B. Pasek and J. Paul 

Merit’s Children’s Choir & Mixed Chorus

A Collaborative Rendition of Vaughan Williams

“Concerto Grosso, March & Reprise” by Vaughan Williams

Merit Strings Students

Joshua Performs on NPR

“Piano Sonata No. 27, Mvt. 1” by L. Beethoven

Joshua Mhoon, Piano

Honors Jazz Combo Showcases their Skills

“The Rajah” by L. Morgan

Honors Jazz Combo

Javier Teams Up With Ballet Chicago

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Javier Martinez, Guitar

Strings Students Share a Musical Message

“Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity” by G. Holst

Merit Philharmonic Orchestra & String Orchestra

Sticks & Stones Make Music in Gottlieb Hall

“Mallet Quartet” by Steve Reich

Sticks & Stones

Conservatory Choirs Sing As One

“Keep on Travelin’, Soldier” by R.A. Dilworth

Conservatory Choirs

Bennett Trumpets His Way to the Top

“Rustiques” by Eugène Bozza

Bennett King, Trumpet

Lily Plays Gavaotte with Ms. Wei

“Gavotte” by F. Gossec, Arr. S. Suzuki

Lilian Hu, Violin, with support from Iris Wei

Symphonic Band Tells a Musical Story

“West Side Story” by L. Bernstein

Symphonic Band