A Steinway School

Tour the famed Steinway & Sons piano factory to learn how UConn is becoming a "Steinway school," and what that means for the School of Fine Arts.

(Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

(Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn is in the process of replacing its inventory of 93 aging pianos, some of which date to the early 20th century, while moving to join the ranks of more than 190 All-Steinway institutions that include other major universities and prestigious music conservatories.

In the fall of 2018, a new Steinway grand piano arrived in Louis J. von der Mehden Recital Hall for performances by students, faculty and visiting artists. The UConn 360 Podcast followed the process of selecting the new piano for von der Mehden, including a trip to the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens, New York by Angelina Gadeliya, assistant professor-in-residence and director of keyboard studies; Eric Rice, head of the Department of Music; and Anne D’Alleva, dean of the School of Fine Arts.

For full episodes of the UConn 360 podcast, visit uconn.edu/uconn360-podcast.