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The “All-Steinway School Initiative” at Shenandoah Conservatory


“Steinway stands for excellence. ‘All-Steinway School’ status means something very special, not only to our students, but also to our community. It provides a new level of music making I know is going to enrich many, many lives beyond our own students.”

— Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory and Professor of Music Michael Stepniak, Ed.D.

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Shenandoah University's Steinway Initiative recently sent a small group to Hamburg, Germany, to select a new Steinway B piano for Goodson Chapel and Recital Hall. >>> MORE VIDEOS



Announcing the $150,000 “All-Steinway School Initiative” Campaign Challenge!

With only 11 Steinway grand pianos remaining to be purchased, Shenandoah Conservatory is poised to become 1 of only 12 conservatories worldwide to be recognized as “All-Steinway.”

As of October 1, 2013, an estate gift of $150,000 has been generously offered to Shenandoah Conservatory as a matching “All-Steinway School” Campaign Challenge. We have only six months to complete this challenge!

Cultivate Excellence.

Great music stirs the heart and inspires the soul, and Steinway pianos are celebrated as the instruments used by renowned artists to cultivate their talent and produce great music. Similarly, uncompromising excellence in performing arts education sparks the imagination and inspires the future. Shenandoah Conservatory prepares aspiring artists to cultivate their passions, pursue artistic greatness and achieve their fullest potential.

Please join us in building a piano fleet that ranks with the world’s premier conservatories. Your generosity and commitment to Shenandoah’s “All-Steinway School” campaign will ensure our students have access to instruments and experiences that will nurture their full artistic potential and prepare them for successful careers in performance. With your help, Shenandoah Conservatory will achieve “All-Steinway School” status.

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Steinway Model "B"

This magnificent seven-foot grand piano is often described as “the perfect piano.” In terms of balance, beauty and power, it has no equal. The choice of top recording studios, it is also the piano many Steinway artists have in their homes. Wonderfully balanced and versatile, it performs extremely well in both intimate settings and mid-sized venues. It is the musical instrument that those who love the piano can’t wait to play. No matter where you want to go, this piano will get you there.
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Steinway Model "A"

At 6 feet 2 inches, this amazing piano sounds like a much larger model. The powerful yet warm sound is the result of an amazing scale design that allows the solid spruce soundboard to freely and efficiently vibrate, producing a sound that simply cannot be experienced in any piano other than a Steinway. Its slightly longer keys give the player a sense of heightened sensitivity and control. The size of this piano is large enough to satisfy those who demand a full, rich bass — yet small enough to beautifully fit into almost any studio.
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Steinway Model "O"
Six remaining to be purchased

This 5-foot-10 ¾-inch piano has been a source of joy and inspiration since the very early 1900s, and continues to be so today. Its sound is particularly warm and rich, far beyond what one would expect for a piano that is under six feet in length. Its action offers the sensitivity and control that has made Steinway famous. No matter what you ask of this piano, it has an answer ready.
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Start the Conversation

To discuss how you can become part of Shenandoah’s “All-Steinway School” campaign, contact:

Mitch Moore in the Office of Advancement at
540-665-1298 or mmoore7@su.edu


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