Through a generous grant from Fred and Dinah Gretsch (Gretsch guitars and drums) and the Gretsch family, The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Gretsch Fellowship in Children’s Music at the Fred Rogers Center.


“We are grateful for this opportunity to bring a musician/scholar as a Fred Rogers Fellow to the Center to explore the materials in our Archive and to study the many ways that Fred Rogers used music to connect with children about really important things in life,” said Dr. Roberta Schomburg.

35mm color film negative; folder 02-02, neg sleeve 125053-C41, neg 33; Life Magazine shoot: WQED studio. View from above of Fred Rogers playing a piano on the set of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.