Music For Everyone

A non-profit for every community

Since 2006, MFE has awarded over $1.0 million in grants, scholarships and direct program support to schools and community arts groups in Lancaster County.

Here’s why we exist:

  • Music is important to our community.
  • Research shows that music education helps create strong schools and vibrant communities.
  • Music programs are in financial trouble.
  • Despite overwhelming evidence of their value, funding for music programs is being slashed.
  • Music for Everyone is doing something to help.
  • Our mission is to cultivate the power of music for education and community building.

Our strategy employs three steps:

  1. Consult with education and community leaders to identify and assess needs of school and community based music programs,
  2. Raise community awareness of those needs and resources to address them,
  3. Strategically invest those resources to effectively and efficiently address those needs.

MFE was featured in FIG Magazine / Lancaster, PA

The “arts” delight the senses and enrich our lives. Music for Everyone has taken this creed and brought all kinds of musical sounds to our classrooms, stages and streets. MFE has not only provided the opportunity for the young to learn to make beautiful sounds, it has taken these sounds to the public through innovative and creative programs.

So often the “arts” are viewed as a static-elitist endeavor. Under John Gerdy’s leadership, Music for Everyone demonstrates that music is, in fact, for everyone, and when everyone participates the city prospers.
— J. Richard Gray, Mayor, City of Lancaster, PA

Featured in FIG Magazine