Making music in all Steinway-style

Pellissippi State Community College recently joined the ranks of a select group of school throughout the country when it became an All-Steinway school.

On April 27, 2011, President Dr. Allen Edwards, along with Music Program coordinator Dr. Bill Brewer and Steinway representative Brandon Herrenbruck announced that Pellissippi State had reached its goal of becoming an All-Steinway School - Tennessee’s first community college to earn this distinction.

“As an All-Steinway School, we will build prestige, enhance student and faculty recruitment, and create a legacy of excellence in music education for future generations,” Music Program Coordinator, Dr. Bill Brewer said.

The new pianos arrived Thursday, May 5, at 1 p.m. following a yearlong campaign. Beginning in 2010, the Pellissippi State Foundation sought to elevate the music program at Pellissippi State Community College to world-class status by raising $600,000 for the placement of 13 Steinway pianos in studios, practice rooms and performance venues.

All-Steinway Schools demonstrate a commitment to excellence by providing their students and faculties with the best equipment possible for the study of music. That is why the only pianos owned by Pellissippi State Community College - from the practice room to the recital hall - are designed by Steinway & Sons.

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