Friends of Music

Early Childhood and Reading

The Friends of Music organization supports and serves PennWest Edinboro through promotion of events, donation of instruments and equipment, fundraising for scholarships and much more.

Our Role

The Friends of Music represents a large and energetic group that actively supports the Early Childhood and Reading Department at PennWest Edinboro. It was established in 2000 by a small group of faculty, alumni and friends of the university's Early Childhood and Reading Department.

The organization seek to promote performances; create and provide scholarships for talented students who may have financial needs; assist with and fund special projects; purchase instruments and equipment; sponsor guest artists; and create endowments for professorships, visiting professors and performers and artists-in-residence.

The Friends of Music helped to purchase the pianos in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall and practice rooms, as well as the Steinway Grand Piano D that is now on the stage at Louis C. Cole Auditorium.

Join Us

Please contact the Early Childhood and Reading Department at 814-732-2555 if you would like to make a donation. For additional information on supporting PennWest Edinboro students, visit our donations page.

Contact Us

Early Childhood and Reading
330 Butterfield Hall
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444

Gary Grant, PhD
212 William P. Alexander Music Center
Phone: 814-732-2792