Scovill Fasteners has provided a gift to Piedmont College that will be used for the construction of the Conservatory of Music.
The 20,750 square-foot facility is scheduled for completion this fall. to be completed this fall. At a cost of nearly $10 million, the complex will include two classrooms, a concert hall, nine teaching studios, office space, and a grand foyer. Existing music facilities, including student practice rooms, offices, music library, and student lounge will be upgraded as well.
Scovill, founded in 1802, employs more than 150 employees in Clarkesville where it has been located since 1957. Every week, the team produces and ships over 80 million buttons, snaps, grommets, and more around the world that will be used on football helmets, jeans, boats, baby clothes, and military equipment as well as other products.
“Piedmont College and Scovill Fasteners share similar interests in community development,” said Scovill Chief Executive Officer H. Craig Stoudt. “We are both long-time members of Habersham County and hope to ensure that the future brings continual growth and opportunity for all those who live, work, and serve in the area.”
Founded in 1987, the Piedmont Music Department includes degree programs in music performance, church music, music education, musical theatre, and arts administration.
“Over 200 students participate in music academic programs, choirs, and ensembles each year,” said Piedmont College President James F. Mellichamp. “We are grateful for Scovill’s investment in this facility, which will benefit our students and members of our community for many years.”
The amount of the gift was not disclosed.