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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 public phase of the All Steinway School Initiative!

As 2015 gets underway, Shenandoah Conservatory enters the public phase of the All-Steinway School Campaign with a goal of $250,000. All -Steinway School status will make Shenandoah Conservatory one of a handful of conservatories in the world to earn this distinction. The hope to complete the campaign by June 30.

Gifts during the public phase can be made online by visiting su.edu/Steinway. Gifts of $1,000 will be recognized as “key donors” on an original Steinway piano. Gifts of $500 will be recognized as “key donors” on a Boston piano which is a Steinway designed instrument. Gifts of $250 or more will be publicly recognized as participating in the All-Steinway School Initiative. Gifts of any size are welcome and appreciated.

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.

“We are so grateful to all of our donors to date” exclaims Shenandoah Conservatory Dean Michael Stepniak. “We anticipate that our public phase will be as successful given the general excitement expressed during our initial push to become an All-Steinway School. I thank everyone who has given to-date and also thank those who will give during this final push as we strive to complete this important Conservatory initiative.”

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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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