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- Why Choose Merit
Individual lessons and group classes for students at any level.
- Community Programs
Bringing accessible, high-quality music education to Chicagoland communities.
- Selective Programs
- Chicago Musical Pathways
The highest level of achievement for Merit students in tuition-free, audition-based programs.
Who we are and what we believe in.
How Merit makes a difference.
Merit's supporters remove barriers to music education, ensuring access for Chicago's youth.
Additional info for current and prospective students.
Merit is grateful to the many foundations, corporations, and individuals that make our work possible. Working together in harmony, we are able to help our students soar to new heights and reach their personal and musical goals.
Merit is proud to partner with many foundations and leading philanthropic institutions to provide the highest quality music education to students. Together, we make access for all possible.
Contact us today to learn more about how our institutional partnerships make a difference in our community!
Lead Institutional Supporters
Merit School of Music’s programs are partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Merit and our corporate partners work hand in hand to strengthen our communities by supporting Merit in a variety of ways. You can make music with us by:
- Sponsoring Merit special events such as the annual Gala and Play On!
- Helping to underwrite student performances such as our Sensory Friendly Concert or Stringtacular
- Lend support to help fund Merit’s educational and community programs
- Encourage your employees to take advantage of matching gifts programs
Contact us today to learn more!
Lead Corporate Supporters
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association
Dearborn Capital Partners
Howard & Howard Community Reinvestment Fund
Jenner & Block
Mayer Brown LLP
T. Rowe Price Private Asset Management
Aria Group Architects
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
National Flute Association
Nevin Hedlund Architects