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Instrumental & Vocal Music, Early Childhood, Private Lessons & Recitals Cancellations

  • This cancellation impacts all Instrumental & Vocal Music, Private Lessons, and Early Childhood classes that were originally scheduled to occur in our building on Thursday, December 22 and/or Friday, December 23.
    • Thursday IVM classes will be made-up on May 18, 2023 during our scheduled make-up week (there were no classes scheduled for Friday) – please hold this date in your calendars
    • Early Childhood classes will be made up the week of January 22, 2023
    • Private lessons may occur online both Thursday and Friday at the mutual discretion of teachers and families, OR made-up during an upcoming make-up week in January/early Feb (Jan 3 – 8, and Jan 31 – Feb 5)
    • Any Merit private lesson recitals must be rescheduled to after the break

Off-site program cancellations (Merit Music in Communities)

  • Chicago Public Schools have cancelled ALL after school activities for Thursday, including music classes and rehearsals
  • Friday is a CPS non-attendance day for students
  • Non-CPS sites should contact their site administrator to confirm if programming will be taking place. Any makeups that need to take place will occur in the new year.


Student Services open office hours cancelled

  • Student Services will no longer have open office hours on Thursday, December 23.


Please note: Regularly scheduled classes resume on January 6 (Early Childhood), January 7 (Conservatory) and January 9 (IVM & CPS). 


If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact your program director, teacher, or site administrator.

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