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International Beethoven Festival Comes to Merit School of Music

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May 22, 2013
Chicago, IL

This year the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center of Merit School of Music will be the hub of the International Beethoven Project. This third annual arts festival will be comprised of more than 100 multidisciplinary events representing classical and popular music, jazz, dance, theater, visual art, fashion, literature, and education. The festival will be presented from September 7- 15, 2013.

George Lepauw, president and artistic director of the festival, said of the new partnership with Merit, “The Merit School has such great programs to give relatively poor kids throughout the city access to quality music education…It’s a remarkable mission, and we felt strongly about associating ourselves with that.”

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About Merit School of Music
Since its founding in 1979, Merit School of Music has successfully motivated and inspired more than 50,000 young people with high-quality music instruction. Our non-profit community music school is based at the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center in Chicago’s West Loop, and we also provide programs at nearly 50 locations in Chicago’s neighborhoods.  Our skilled faculty provides a multi-leveled, structured curriculum to youth—from newborns to teens—regardless of their ability to pay. Merit transforms the lives of Chicago-area youth by providing the highest quality music education – with a focus on underserved communities – inspiring young people to achieve their full musical and personal potential.

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