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How Gen Z Can Change the Face(s) of Classical Music

November 27, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Stagg Court, followed by Happys pop up bar

This Giving Tuesday, Merit School of Music, Chicago Sinfonietta, and Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) invite you to question the homogeneity of modern classical music. African-Americans and Latinx represent barely 4% of American orchestras. Why is this? And how can we change the look of the orchestras of the future? Student musicians from varying backgrounds will share diverse perspectives on finding a place in classical music. Their stories will be interspersed with musical performances that prove: while opportunity may not be equally distributed, talent definitely is.


Afterwards, from 7-9 pm join the Associate Board of Merit for a fundraiser benefiting the school’s mission to remove barriers to high-quality music education. This post-panel party will take place inside of our holiday bar, Happy’s, and include drinks, tacos, and music. Head over to Merit’s eventbrite page to purchase a ticket.

These events are going to be a blast!

Merit School of Music is dedicated to helping young people transform their lives by removing barriers to a high-quality music education, with nearly 70 percent of students benefitting from need-based financial aid and low-cost instrument rental. Merit enables motivated students, regardless of economic circumstance, to develop their talent and to use music as a springboard for achieving their full personal potential, with virtually 100 percent of our conservatory graduates going onto college or university.

November 27, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stagg Court, followed by Happys pop up bar

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