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FOR THE DATES OF: December 20 - January 31
APPLY FOR CHICAGO MUSICAL PATHWAYS INITIATIVE (CMPI)

CMPI is looking for students whose life passion is music! CMPI provides financial support (up to $9,300 per year) for motivated students from underrepresented backgrounds to purchase instruments, pay for private lessons, attend summer music camps, and more. Students also receive mentoring from professional musicians, participate in masterclasses and workshops, and become members in a robust, like-minded community.

Do you know a young musician who would benefit from CMPI? Please encourage them to apply for the 2020/21 cohort. Applications are open online and the deadline is February 1, 2020.
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Building Closed - No Music Masters 2 Classes
December 21 & January 1

Music Masters 2 Classes Resume
January 2 & January 4

Winter Session Classes Begin
Week of Monday, January 6
  • Be sure to check your email for class details!

Free Storytime is moving locations!
Saturday, January 11: 10am, Time Out Market
Saturday, January 18: 10am, Time Out Market
  • Our monthly storytime is moving from Merit's building over to Time Out Market (916 W Fulton Market)! Stop by for this free drop-in class!

MPA Meeting
Wednesday, January 15: 5:30pm, Community Room
  • Stop by and learn how you can be more involved with us at Merit!

Building Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
  • The Joy Faith Knapp Music Center will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The building will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, January 21.
GROUP CLASSES | INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL MUSIC
No Classes - Winter Break
Monday, December 23 - Sunday, January 5
  • Classes will resume on Monday, January 6

🍕 Pizza Day 🍕
Wednesday, January 15: 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Merit Lobby
  • Come and grab a slice of pizza before making music! All proceeds go back to Merit

MPA Meeting
Wednesday, January 15: 5:30pm, Community Room
  • Stop by and learn how you can be more involved with us at Merit!

Building Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
  • The Joy Faith Knapp Music Center will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The building will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, January 21.

Winter Concerts
Winter Concerts will take place on the following days during your normal group class time. More details will follow after the winter break.
  • Tuesday, January 28
  • Wednesday, January 29
  • Thursday, January 30
  • Friday, January 31
  • Monday,. February 3
  • Saturday, February 8
CONSERVATORY
No Classes - Winter Break
Monday, December 23 - Sunday, January 5
  • Conservatory Classes will resume on Saturday, January 11
  • Wind Symphony rehearsals will resume on Tuesday, January 7

🍕 Pizza Day 🍕
Wednesday, January 15: 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Merit Lobby
  • Come and grab a slice of pizza before making music! All proceeds go back to Merit

MPA Meeting
Wednesday, January 15: 5:30pm, Community Room
  • Stop by and learn how you can be more involved with us at Merit!

Conservatory Chamber Ensembles Concert
Friday, January 17: 7pm, Gottlieb Hall

Conservatory Solo Competition
Saturday, January 18: 3pm-9pm, Gottlieb Hall

Conservatory Piano Duet Concert
Saturday, January 25: 6pm, Gottlieb Hall

Live from Gottlieb for January
January 11: Merit Brass Chamber Groups
January 18: Merit Piano Students
January 25: Merit Band Students
February 1: Lawrence University Professors

Lawrence University Visit
Saturday, February 1
Stop by their table in the lobby to learn more about opportunities after high school!

Michael Mizrah & Anthony Padilla Piano Masterclass
Saturday, February 1: 10:55-11:55 am, Room 131

Tim Albright Masterclass
Saturday, February 1: 12:30-1:30 pm, Polk Bros. Hall
MERIT MUSIC IN COMMUNITIES
Child's Voice
Week of January 13
  • Early Childhood Classes begin
PRIVATE LESSONS
Paula Grzebien Piano Studio Recital
Sunday, December 22

Building Closed - Winter Break
Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1
  • The Joy Faith Knapp Music Center will be closed for winter break and will reopen for regular hours on Thursday, January 2.
  • Please talk with your private lesson teacher directly to confirm your lesson schedule.

🍕 Pizza Day 🍕
Wednesday, January 15: 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Merit Lobby
  • Come and grab a slice of pizza before making music! All proceeds go back to Merit.

MPA Meeting
Wednesday, January 15: 5:30pm, Community Room
  • Please stop by and learn how you can be more involved with us at Merit!

Building Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
  • The Joy Faith Knapp Music Center will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The building will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, January 21.
  • Please talk with your private lesson teacher directly to confirm your lesson schedule.
STUDENT SERVICES & LIBRARY
Student Services Hours
Monday – Thursday: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

Student Services will not be holding Open Hours December 20 – January 5 . Regular Open Hours will resume on Monday, January 6.

Student Services will not be holding Open Hours January 20 . Regular Open Hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21.

Student Services is also available by appointment!  Please email studentservices@meritmusic.org at least 2 business days in advance to schedule your appointment.
Library Open Hours
Monday: By appointment only
Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday: By appointment only
Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:50 am, 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

The Library will not be holding Open Hours December 20 – January 6 . Regular Open Hours will resume on Tuesday, January 7.

The Library will not be holding Open Hours January 20 . Regular Open Hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21.

Library support is also available by appointment!  Please email library@meritmusic.org at least 2 business days in advance to schedule your appointment.

If you rent your instrument from the Library, please make sure to submit your income documentation for financial aid and respond to the email that was sent out on September 15 regarding your academic year instrument rental renewal. If you did not receive an email from Annaeka, please email library@meritmusic.org in order to renew your instrument for the academic year session.  
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