TCNJ seeks “All-Steinway School” Status

TCNJ seeks “All-Steinway School” Status

The College plans to replace the majority of its current piano inventory with Steinway & Son models, in the process joining a select group of colleges, universities, and conservatories worldwide known as All-Steinway Schools.

Achieving All-Steinway status emphasizes TCNJ’s commitment to providing students and faculty with the best pianos possible for studying music, and will help with the recruitment of top-level students and professors, said John Laughton, dean of the School of the Arts and Communication.

The goal is to raise $1 million for upgrading the pianos. TCNJ has already committed $500,000 to the effort, and is working to secure the rest through private support, said Interim Provost Susan Bakewell-Sachs.

At least 90 percent of an institution’s piano inventory must be Steinway & Sons models for the school to be classified as an All-Steinway School. TCNJ will seek to replace more than 50 pianos, some of which are more than 40 years old.

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