Contact Info

          Music and Theatre
          Alexander Music Center
          110 Kiltie Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2555

          Dr. Cary Grant
          Office:  Alexander Music Center, Room 127
          Phone: (814) 732-2555

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          The Music Department at Edinboro University offers many exciting musical opportunities for students. Regardless of your major, if you have a talent for music and experience as a vocalist or with a certain instrument, you will find one or more ensembles to fulfill your musical interests.

          Edinboro singers

          The Music Department promotes the art of music in the cultural, artistic and intellectual life of the University and its surrounding communities through our talented ensembles and bands. Entrance into an ensemble requires an audition, the requirements of which vary by ensemble.

          Marching Band

          Spirit of the Scots Marching Band

          The Spirit of the Scots Marching Band, under the direction of Chuck Lute, performs at various campus activities, football games and area band shows during the fall semester. The band is comprised of 100+ playing members, as well as flags and our one-of-a-kind “Tamoshanters” dance team, which performs with the band regularly. For more information, contact Chuck Lute at  or (814) 732-2797.


          University Singers

          The University Singers is the 50-voice concert choir of Edinboro University. Membership is gained by audition; singers must demonstrate a high degree of musicality, as well as technical vocal proficiency. The repertoire of University Singers is wide-ranging and eclectic, spanning from the sixteenth century to the present, and representing the mainstream of the choral repertoire. The University Singers maintain an active performance schedule, both on- and off-campus, formal and informal.


          The Chorale is a smaller, more competitive ensemble comprised of 15-20 singers, chosen meticulously through intense auditions. This group regularly performs pieces ranging from early to modern music. The Chorale maintains an active performance schedule around the region throughout the academic year. For more information, contact Craig McGaughey at or (814) 732-2517.


          Pipes Band

          The Edinboro University Pipe Band is a student- and community-based organization committed to the promotion and development of the Scottish arts. The ensemble is open to both students and interested persons in the community.

          The Edinboro University Pipe Band was formed in 1992. Mr. Bruce Best (then-piping instructor) and Dr. Tim Cordell (then-marching band director) were instrumental in its formation. A few enthusiastic students made up this first group and began a tradition that remains to this day. For more information, contact Patrick Regan at or (814) 732-1451.


          If you’re interested in applying to audition for the Spirit of the Scots Marching Band or the Choir, please follow the links below.

          The Department will periodically offer other ensembles (such as a Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and, possibly, string ensembles) based on availability and need.