This Month at Merit: Students Giving Back & more


  • Merit’s NEW Summer Course Catalog is Now Available!
    Ready to make some music together? Check out Merit’s exciting summer lineup of in-person & online camps and classes! LEARN MORE →
  • Class of 2021: The Champions
    Merit senior, Rafael Noriega, along with fellow graduating students, collaborated on a special virtual performance to celebrate graduation. READ MORE ABOUT THEIR PERFORMANCE →


  • Bennett Trumpets His Way to Nationals
    Shoutout to Merit Conservatory trumpet student Bennett King (taught by Paul Lowry) who made it to the finals of the National Trumpet Competition! This precocious 13-year-old is 1 of only 3 trumpet students nationwide to advance to this round. WATCH BENNETT PERFORM →
  • Bone Rangers & Purple Hippos Get Ready for Fischoff
    Conservatory chamber groups The Bone Rangers Trombone Quartet and The Purple Hippopotami Flute Quartet are busy getting ready for the quarterfinals of the nation’s top chamber music competition, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. CHEER THEM ON →
  • Sabrina Gives Back to Merit
    Piano student Sabrina Eng (taught by Maya Galperin) recently launched a business with a purpose. Butterfly’s Dream Store is an online shop selling cute school supplies and accessories with 20% of profits going to charity. And this month, all sales support Merit’s financial aid fund. START SHOPPING →
  • Luke Wins Baroque Music Competition
    Congrats to Conservatory pianist Luke Magee (taught by Ann Birman) who won first place in the Baroque Music Competition. Watch his stellar performance of Prelude and Fugue by Bach in A Minor. WATCH HIS WINNING PERFORMANCE →


  • Alexis Lombre Drops Long-Awaited Single
    Nu Jazz/Alt R&B artist and piano alum Alexis Lombre released “Come Find Me”, a beautiful new single about healing during these trying times. LISTEN ON SPOTIFY →
  • Emily Sierra Joins Bayerische Staatsoper Opernstudio
    Voice alum and mezzo-soprano Emily Sierra has joined the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernstudio in Munich, Germany. Also known as the Bavarian State Opera, this world-class opera company has premiered works by famous composers including Engelbert Humperdinck and even Mozart! LEARN MORE →
  • Piano Alums Share Their College Advice
    Piano alums Oscar Basza, Jeremy Nohel, Ashley Sung, & Natalie Tsang returned virtually to Merit to talk with Conservatory pianists. They shared their thoughts on everything from what it’s like to study music in college to how to make the most of your time at Merit. Thanks to these alums for being such wonderful role models to our students! LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR VISIT →
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