Piano renewal initiative

Piano Renewal Initiative

The School of Music launched the Piano Renewal Campaign in the spring of 2017, with the objective of acquiring a new 9-foot concert grand and rejuvenating the studio pianos and practice pianos. Not only have we raised funds to purchase many new pianos, we have also received several donated instruments that have added significantly to our inventory. We are now pleased to declare that we have a very strong inventory of concert, studio, and practice pianos to support piano training and performance at the highest level.

We thank our loyal donors for their ongoing support and we are grateful for the annual funds generated by the Evelyn Greenberg Music Endowment.

We offer our sincere gratitude to Yamaha Canada and Ottawa Pianos for their gifts in-kind to this campaign, without which we would not have been able to succeed.

New inventory:

    9-foot CFX Yamaha concert grand

    Two 7-foot C7X Yamaha studio pianos for our teaching studios

    Seven U1 Yamaha studio upright pianos for the practice cubicles

Donated instruments during the campaign:

    6-foot Yamaha G2J, 6-foot grand piano, donated by Arthur Loeb

    Kawai KG-2C, 6-foot grand piano, donated by Elisabeth Preston

    Kawai KG-3C, 6-foot grand piano, donated by Selma Lussenburg

Special thanks to leading donors:

    The Evelyn Greenberg Music Endowment

    Shelagh and David Williams

    The Peter Litwin estate

    Barbara Laskin and Timothy Plumptre, of the Sylva Gelber Foundation

    Maurice and Marilyn Prevost

    Jeanne d’Arc Sharp

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