Merit School of Music
Merit School of Music is delighted to present the 2018 Alice S. Pfaelzer Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts to Yo-Yo Ma and the Lifetime of Service Award to Howard Gottlieb.
All proceeds benefit Merit School of Music and its mission to transform the lives of
Chicago-area youth by removing barriers to high quality music education.
Julie Green Baumeister and Dan Baumeister
Merit is a nationally accredited community music school dedicated to overcoming barriers to high quality music instruction. Currently engaging a diverse student body of nearly 5,000 students, Merit offers classes from early childhood through high school. Founded in 1979, Merit is recognized for its unique curriculum that provides a pathway for each individual student to grow both musically and personally.