As part of the Make It Real Campaign for VCU, VCU Music aims to raise $2.5 million to replace its aging piano inventory with new Steinway & Sons models — and achieve the distinction of becoming an “All-Steinway School.”
“We want to offer our students the best tools possible to help them hone their talents,” says Music Department Chairman Darryl Harper, adding that the pianos will help the Music Department to continue to attract top students and faculty.
“To be designated an All-Steinway School recognizes our commitment to provide music students with the best possible keyboard instruments to support their musical training while at VCU,” says VCUarts Interim Dean James Frazier. “The reputation of VCUarts continues to grow, and we are working to recruit the most talented and passionate young musicians. We owe it to these students to provide them with world-class instruments. It is on these instruments that they will study their craft as they prepare for their professional lives as musicians and teachers, and as VCU alumni, go on to enlighten and enrich our world.”