Adrienne Thompson Joins Merit in New Role!
We are delighted to announce that Adrienne Thompson will soon be assuming the role of Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services at Merit! READ MORE →
MERIT STUDENTS ROCK!
Around the World in 88 Keys
Don’t miss Chris Gaona (student of Pedro Uceda) playing Manuel M. Ponce’s Intermezzo no.1! As we celebrate both Hispanic Heritage Month & Classical Music Month, we are enjoying the music of Ponce, a Mexican pianist, composer & teacher. FIND OUT MORE →
Precipice Saxophone Trio & Purple Hippopotami Flute Quartet Perform in the Park
Merit students showed off their chops & musical expertise playing chamber music in Mary Bartleme Park. This collaborative experience requires closely listening to the music & breathing of others in the ensemble.WATCH HERE →
MERIT FACULTY & ALUMNI NEWS
Taichi Fukumura Conducts Chicago Sinfonietta & Competes in Berlin
2021 Solti Fellow & Merit’s Director of Orchestra’s Taichi Fukumura has been named Chicago Sinfonietta’s new Assistant Conductor & will conduct at Symphony Center on May 16! LEARN MORE →
WDCB Radio Showcases Steve Million’s New Album
Merit’s Jazz Combo Director & piano faculty Steve Million is celebrating a new album release with the WDCB Night at The Jazz Showcase for his album “JazzWords”! KEEP UP WITH STEVE →
Thomas Snydacker Performs with Joffrey & Milwaukee Symphony
Congratulations to Merit saxophone faculty Thomas Snydacker who will be playing with Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet from October 13-24. He will also be in concert with the Milwaukee Symphony in their first concerts of the season from October 29-31. LEARN MORE →
Alejandro Acierto Joins Arizona State University Faculty
Congratulations to Merit alum Alejandro Acierto for joining the New College at Arizona State University (ASU) faculty! READ MORE →
Dante’ Pope Launches Youth Percussion Program in D.C.
Alum Dante’ Pope just launched a youth percussion program in partnership with the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID). He also produced & arranged the music for an upcoming children’s album with the Finding Rhythm Collective. LEARN MORE →