On Sept. 8, Belmont was officially recognized as an All-Steinway school. During a concert by Cliburn Silver Medalist Yeol Eum Son, the School of Music received a plaque from the Steinway Piano Company commemorating its new status.
Belmont is one of only 110 colleges, universities, conservatories or schools world-wide to have the distinction of being an All-Steinway School. Other All-Steinway representatives include Julliard and the Yale School of Music. All-Steinway Schools must demonstrate a commitment to excellence by providing their students and faculties with the best equipment possible for the study of music. As of 2008, Belmont’s highly acclaimed School of Music boasts only Steinway-designed pianos throughout campus.
Dr. Cynthia Curtis, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, said, “Belmont’s goal is to provide an outstanding music education for our students, and we are always seeking the best in terms of faculty, instruction, facilities and equipment. Steinway pianos have an international reputation for being the ‘best’ quality piano for performance, teaching and practice, so Belmont’s becoming an ‘All-Steinway School’ was a natural process. We are proud of this achievement because we think it serves our students, faculty and audiences well. We are honored to accept this recognition and become a part of the Steinway family.”