In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC’s current recommendations, Merit School of Music has closed the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center and suspended all in-person activities. Virtual options are now available for summer camps, private lessons, Early Childhood classes, and small group classes. We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this unprecedented situation.

To learn more about online offerings and supporting Merit during this time, please

What Would Duffie Do: A Celebration of Duffie Adelson

Since 1982, Duffie A. Adelson has dedicated her life to the students and the mission of Merit School of Music.

As their mentor and role model, countless friends, students, and colleagues have routinely asked themselves, “What would Duffie do?”

To make a gift in honor of Duffie, visit and direct your support to the Duffie Adelson Financial Aid Fund.