An Evening of Merit and Music

Join FHSR along with John Hart on Friday, November 2, 2018 starting at 6:00 PM 

For an evening of Merit and Music  featuring renowned Blues artist and Cochlear Implant user Richard Reed and the students from Merit’s Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-Free Conservatory for a fascinating night of music and sound.

At The Merit School of Music 38 S. Peoria St. Chicago, IL 60607

Friday, November 2, 2018- Reception 6:00 PM Concert begins at 7:45 PM

100% of the ticket sales and donations from this event will go towards funding the FHSR Music to My Ears Scholarship Fund celebrating our 60th anniversary & the joy of music for children with hearing loss.

Tickets include drinks, hors d’oeuvres & food stations, and a meet & greet with Richard Reed

VIP tickets – $175.00 Includes Priority Seating
General Admission tickets – $125.00  Includes General Seating
Student/Teacher/Musician tickets – $25.00 General Seating only

Valet Parking will be available 

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.

The 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.
A $900 donation will sponsor 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 hearing peers.

ADA and closed captioning assistance will be made available as needed.
Please contact us at [email protected] to let us know how we can assist you.

Please note Valet Parking will be available however we strongly encourage our guests to utilize public transportation, taxi, UBER ect.