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An Evening of Merit & Music with Richard Reed and the Merit Conservatory

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The Merit School of Music

38 S. Peoria St

Chicago, Il 60607

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Join FHSR as we kick off our funding campaign to create the Music to My Ears Scholarship Fund celebrating our 60th anniversary and the joy of music.

This evening will be a night of storytelling and music featuring Richard Reed, renowned Blues musician and Cochlear Implant recipient. The Merit Conservatory Musicians will be performing with Richard weaving together a fascinating night of music and sound.

Before losing his hearing to antibiotics, Richard Reed played piano and Hammond organ with Junior Walker & the All Stars, Otis Rush, Roomful of Blues and many other R&B, Blues and Rock & Roll bands. Due to late onset deafness, Mr. Reed was unable to appreciate music for close to ten years until he underwent cochlear implant surgery in 2002.

The Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory is the culmination of Merit’s instructional continuum and represents the best of Merit’s talented student musicians. Virtually 100% of conservatory students graduate high school and many are accepted to the most prestigious university and conservatory programs, often achieving successful careers in music performance or education.

FHSR is proud to partner with The Merit School of Music and The Old Town School of Music to create the Music To My Ears Scholarship Fund commemorating the Foundation’s 60th Anniversary.
The Scholarship will provide tuition-free early childhood music classes to children (ages birth – four) who are deaf/ hard of hearing living in Chicago and the surrounding Suburbs for one year.

Research has shown the benefits of children being exposed to music in early childhood, these benefits are increased for a child with hearing loss. From language acquisition to sentence structure, inflection and tone, exposure to music will provide indelible positive benefits.
The FHSR is proud to foster the love of music into these children’s lives.

$900 will provide a year of classes for one deaf/ hard of hearing child.
This amount will allow children who might not otherwise be able to afford music enrichment classes to attend weekly music classes and experience the joy of music with their normal hearing peers.

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ADA and closed captioning assistance will be made available as needed.
Please contact us at FHSR.Chicago@gmail.com to let us know how we can assist you.

PARKING OPTIONS AT MERIT SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Please note due to construction just East of Merit street parking is prohibited along the East side of Peoria Street and the South side of Monroe Street.
We strongly encourage our guests to utilize public transportation, taxi, UBER ect.
The parking lot is reserved for faculty and staff only with a valid permit.
Parking options for guests include metered street parking around Merit as well as nearby paid public parking lots. See the map and list below for a list of public parking lots.

Can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes! Please email us at FHSR.Chicago@gmail.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have check in at the event.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, up until the day before the event

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, but please have the person the ticket is being transfered to register at the event

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Chicago, Il 60607

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