Thanks to a $3.5 million gift from the C.B. Frevert Family Trust designated for Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music, aging pianos will be replaced with instruments of the highest quality, and Illinois Wesleyan will become one of 200 universities in the world to earn the distinction of being an All-Steinway School.
The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, held every two years in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is one of the largest and most wonderful piano events in the world. For twenty days straight, great pianists are brought to town to perform and speak, and informative piano-related events are scheduled using every possible concert venue in Kalamazoo and in surrounding areas. Right around Gilmore Festival time in 2016, Michael Palmer, Ministry Director for Music and Worship Arts at First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo, approached our Institutional Director, Wilbur Miller, about a Steinway grand piano for his church.
On October 26th, the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance had a 9′ Model D Steinway concert grand delivered to Britton Recital Hall. This marks the completion of the Steinway Concert Grand Replacement Program which began in 2006, ensuring that all their Steinway concert grands are less than 20 years old.
On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Ottawa Hills Local Schools held their biennial fundraising event, the Green Bear Ball, created to raise funds for special projects within the district. Ottawa Hills decided that this year, the major portion of the proceeds would go toward the purchase of pianos.
October 31, 2017 was a big day for the music department at Caro Community Schools. A used Steinway model B was delivered to compliment their brand new auditorium. Music Director Tammie Kosters, aware of the growing need for a new performance instrument, contacted Steinway Piano Gallery Detroit to find a solution.
September 28, 2016, will long be remembered as a landmark day for the high school music program at Livonia Public Schools. Franklin High School, Churchill High School, and Stevenson High School each have received a brand new Steinway 7′ grand piano that will grace each of their newly renovated auditoriums, and a new 5’10” Boston grand piano (designed by Steinway & Sons) that will reside in the choir rehearsal rooms.