The All-Steinway School Initiative at
Cal Poly Pomona
Steinway & Sons is dedicated to the ideal of making the finest pianos in the world — pianos with such superior sound and responsive touch that they enchant the most demanding pianists.
"Being an All-Steinway School will enhance our ability to recruit talented students in music as well as further enhance the university's ability to attract students in other majors who have musical backgrounds or interests. The Steinway pianos will offer students and faculty a practice and performance level that will inspire their growth as musicians and instill a great sense of pride in Cal Poly Pomona. The All-Steinway School designation will be a celebration of excellence."
Dr. Iris Levine
Chair, Music Department
Cal Poly Pomona is renowned for its tradition of excellence in hands-on education. Music is a vital part of our curriculum for students wanting to pursue careers in the arts and the music industry as well as those majoring in other disciplines, such as science, engineering and business.
By becoming an All-Steinway School, Cal Poly Pomona will take its place in an elite category to which fewer than 160 conservatories, universities and schools of music worldwide belong. To be an All-Steinway School means that students are taught exclusively on Steinways, the gold standard for pianos. Cal Poly Pomona would be the first university among the CSUs and UCs to earn the distinction.
As an All-Steinway School and with a goal of acquiring 29 Steinway pianos, Cal Poly Pomona will enhance its ability to:
We will provide our students the finest equipment for the study of music, providing them a premiere education that will have a direct and lasting impact on their lives and career.
Build a Legacy of Excellence
We will cement our role as an incubator for producing music industry talent: industry executives, classical pianists, music educators, recording engineers and other professionals.
Attract Elite Musicians and Educators
We will attract and retain elite and motivated musicians/educators to serve as faculty and will draw leading artists to perform at Cal Poly Pomona. Steinway pianos are the choice of 98% of today's concert artists.
Inspire Future Generations
We will recruit talented students in pursuit of a high quality education in music. We will attract students pursuing other academic disciplines who want to participate in our music program.
Enrich the Cultural Environment of Our Region
We will inspire future generations of students and strengthen community participation with our music programs, encouraging long-term relationships with industry and our local community.