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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

Lily Plays Gavaotte with Ms. Wei

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

Lilian Hu, Violin, with support from Iris Wei

Javier Teams Up With Ballet Chicago

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Javier Martinez, Guitar

Perfect Cadence Sings a Song for Peace

 “Amani (A Song for Peace)” by J. Papoulis & J. Sebisaho

Perfect Cadence Ensemble

Sticks & Stones Make Music in Gottlieb Hall

“Mallet Quartet” by Steve Reich

Sticks & Stones

Strings Students Share a Musical Message

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

Merit Philharmonic Orchestra & String Orchestra

Eddy Creates 🌞 With His Guitar

“Girl from Ipanema” by AntĂ´nio Carlos Jobim

Eddy Liberzon, Guitar

Siblings Showcase their Musical Skills

“Czardas” by V. Monti

Natalia Kozintseva, Flute, & Daniel Kozintsev, Piano

Annie & Gwen Sing from SkyDeck

Holiday Medley

Annie Ascher & Gwen Maramba, Voice

Bennett Trumpets His Way to the Top

“Rustiques” by Eugène Bozza

Bennett King, Trumpet

Bone Rangers Kick off Movie Screening

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli

The Bone Rangers

Virtual Piano Class Goes for the Gold

“Go for the Gold” by Phillip Keveren

Piano Students of Ligia Takei