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Nicholls commits to becoming an ‘All-Steinway’ school

THIBODAUX – Administrators at Nicholls State University confirmed the institution’s commitment to becoming an “All-Steinway” institution on Tuesday, Sept. 22, during the second annual Monster Piano Concert.

The Department of Music at Nicholls State University hosted the second annual Monster Piano Concert on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Talbot Hall Auditorium on campus. Eighteen pianists, including faculty, students, alumni, and guests, performed on six Steinway pianos, including the university’s own concert grand and three others, plus two more provided by Hall Piano Company, Louisiana’s exclusive Steinway dealer. All proceeds will go toward purchasing additional Steinway pianos for the music program at Nicholls.

The Department of Music at Nicholls State University hosted the second annual Monster Piano Concert on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Talbot Hall Auditorium on campus. Eighteen pianists, including faculty, students, alumni, and guests, performed on six Steinway pianos, including the university’s own concert grand and three others, plus two more provided by Hall Piano Company, Louisiana’s exclusive Steinway dealer. All proceeds will go toward purchasing additional Steinway pianos for the music program at Nicholls.

“As any musician will tell you, the Steinway is the world’s finest piano, and I believe that all of our music and music education majors deserve to learn and practice on the finest piano available,” Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, university president, said.

There are only about 110 “All-Steinway” schools in the nation, Hulbert added – and Nicholls aspires to be the first in Louisiana. The necessary funds will be generated primarily via private sources, Hulbert said.

The Department of Music at Nicholls already has four Steinways, totaling approximately $250,000 in value. Each piano requires up to one year to handcraft.

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