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UCM Department of Music Celebrates Steinway Anniversary with Concert, Dedication

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Nov. 6, 2017) – The University of Central Missouri will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its designation as an All-Steinway School with a piano concert presented by the students and faculty of the Department of Music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Hart Recital Hall.

Mia Hynes
Mia Hynes
Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Mia Hynes and Albert Kim, members of the piano faculty, will perform in duet. Also featured will be solo performances by piano students Abigail Terrill and Kristine Reinagel in honor of emeriti professors Richard Smith and Wesley and Marilyn True, whose named scholarships continue to support a new generation of piano majors at UCM.

Featured on the Hart Recital Hall stage will be the newest Steinway concert grand piano. To celebrate the completion of the university’s acquisition of Steinway and Boston pianos, the Hart Recital Hall piano will be named in honor Smith and True.

UCM earned its designation as an All-Steinway School in January 2006 with the initial purchase of 26 Boston pianos, which are produced by Steinway. With the second purchase of 22 pianos December 2006, which included a Steinway concert grand piano and three smaller Steinway pianos, UCM earned its All-Steinway School designation.

“With the final acquisition of 13 pianos in October 2016, which included a second nine-foot concert grand for the Hart Recital Hall stage, the university completed the replacement of several older Steinway pianos that were in disrepair, fulfilling its commitment to making 100 percent of our pianos ready to serve generations of UCM students.” Hynes said.

“It’s only fitting that we celebrate this milestone anniversary with the dedication of the concert grand piano on the Hart Recital Hall stage to the individuals who dedicated their careers to providing instruction to generations of UCM piano students,” Hynes added.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 660-543-4530.