Pianos Arrive, Making Webster an All-Steinway School

| December 22, 2010

Webster University is an All-Steinway School

Jeffrey Carter and President Beth Stroble cut the ribbon on the Steinways.

This week 32 Steinway pianos, including seven grand pianos, arrived on campus to place Webster University in the exclusive club of international All-Steinway schools. A special ceremony this morning saw the delivery of two 7′ Steinway B pianos into the Recital Hall of the Thompson Music Building (pictured above), much to the delight of Music Department chair Jeffrey Carter and, no doubt, generations of Webster music students to come.

“The All-Steinway designation is truly a major step forward for the Department of Music in our continuing quest for excellence and our push toward a more national profile,” Carter said. “This milestone achievement is in large part a recognition of Webster’s Department of Music’s role in the cultural and educational life of the greater St. Louis area.”

Carter and Keyboard Studies director Daniel Schene had an early preview of the pianos off-campus earlier this month, but now they are all in place on campus for 2011.

At the ceremony, Schene played an étude for community members in attendance. President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster also spoke to the significance of this investment by the University.

Webster University is an All-Steinway school

Webster is one of only 123 prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories worldwide to be an All-Steinway school. Other All-Steinway schools include Belmont University, The Juilliard School, George Washington University, Carnegie Mellon University, Oklahoma City University and universities in Europe, Australia, China and the United Kingdom.

For more than 150 years, Steinway and Sons has remained the benchmark by which all other pianos are measured. They remain dedicated to the ideal of making each individual piano the finest in the world.

Category: St. Louis Campus News, Student Affairs and News, Webster News

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  1. lynn says:

    this makes me proud to be an employee of Webster University!

  2. Allen Carl larson says:

    Kudos to Jeff Carter who, after the attempts of numerous chairs including myself, was able to bring about this wonderful achievement.  I am now even more proud to have been a professor at Webster for over 36 years.