Stringtacular 2024

300+ students from Merit’s Suzuki-Alegre Strings Program performing a diverse array of Latinx music

Saturday, May 18, 2024 @ 11:00am

Benito Juarez Community Academy

1450 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL
Free & open to the public!

300+ String Students Making Music Together

Stringtacular is a vibrant collaboration of young string players representing Merit’s music programs at:

Experience the joy and energy of more than 300 first-grade through high school students, all performing together on one stage.

Merit’s Suzuki-Alegre students are renowned for their extraordinary talent and fusion of Latinx folk music with the Suzuki Method.

They have performed at the opening of the National Museum of Mexican Art, played for President Vicente Fox of Mexico, toured Japan, and made several television appearances.

About Merit's Suzuki-Alegre Strings Program

Since 1998, Merit School of Music has combined the Suzuki Method of music instruction with a diverse array of music from Latinx culture.

This performance-based program of violin, viola, cello, and bass classes is taught across the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods and at Merit’s West Loop campus.

Suzuki-Alegre Strings weaves ensemble learning and multiple music traditions into the time-honored tenets of the Suzuki Method: listening, imitation, repetition, and parent participation.

Special Thanks