All-Steinway School Initiative
For decades, the School of Music at Northern Arizona University has been a leading institution in undergraduate and graduate music study.
It is our fundamental mission to provide the highest quality experiences and instruments for every music student. This focus on student excellence is why the School of Music is launching the All-Steinway School Initiative.
A higher standard of education
To earn the “All-Steinway School” designation, 90% of our pianos must be Steinway-made.
Once these pianos are purchased and in place, NAU will join a select group of more than 175 elite music schools around the world that possess this designation.
You can make this vision a reality.
As an All-Steinway School, the NAU School of Music will provide a distinctive, high-quality educational experience that transforms the lives of every music student, now and into the future. Your support helps:
- All music students: piano study is a requirement common to all undergraduate degree programs. These students spend dozens of hours per week in a classroom, practice room, rehearsal facility, or performance venue outfitted with a piano.
- Recruitment and retention: You improve the School of Music’s ability to bring the very best students and faculty to our programs.
- Our commitment to excellence: You provide our students and faculty with the best instruments possible, and accelerate the university’s role as a regional and national musical and artistic leader.
Elevating the student experience
Steinway & Sons, founded in a Manhattan loft in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Engelhard Steinway, is recognized the world over as the premier maker of fine pianos. 98% of piano soloists choose Steinway. The NAU School of Music wants every student to have an opportunity to access these superior instruments.
You elevate the student and faculty experience and enrich our community.
All-Steinway giving opportunities
When you hear that one, beautiful note made possible by your gift, know that you have changed the lives of music students, faculty, and our community. Opportunities to support the All-Steinway School Initiative include:
Sponsor a piano
- Piano student rehearsal grand ($65,000)
- Piano faculty studio grand ($58,000)
- Other faculty studio grand ($35,000)
- Classroom or faculty office upright ($15,000)
- Student practice room upright ($13,000)
Become a major underwriter
- Large Ensemble Rehearsal Room ($100,000)
- Faculty Studio/Office ($75,000)
- Classroom ($50,000)
Join the All-Steinway School Leadership Circle
- Concerto ($25,000)
- Sonata ($10,000)
- Fugue ($5,000)
- Prelude ($1,000)
We invite you to make a profound difference in the lives of our students, faculty, and community. Join us today in the All-Steinway School Initiative.
Please mail your gift to:
NAU Foundation, Box 22549
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-2459
Checks payable to NAU Foundation.
Note All-Steinway School Fund (#5179) on check