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Merit's Suzuki-Alegre Strings Students Recognized in Japan

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Mar 23, 2013

On Saturday, March 23, 18 of Merit School of Music's Suzuki-Alegre Strings students left for a once in a lifetime trip to Japan to participate in the Suzuki Method World Convention. The invitation to Merit to be part of the Convention confirms international recognition for their program's unique blend of the Suzuki method of classical music instruction with traditional Latin folk music.

At the convention, Merit's 18 delegates, carefully selected from more than 200 students participating in Merit's Suzuki-Alegre program citywide, will join more than 2,100 young musicians from all over the globe in the birthplace of the Suzuki method, Matsumoto, Japan. There they will showcase their talent, perform for their peers, and participate in lectures, lessons and master classes taught by the world's leading Suzuki instructors.

You can follow the students' in Japan on Twitter at @MeritInJapan.

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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Pictured Above: Merit students in Ueno Park, Japan

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