All-Steinway School status is awarded to an institution directly by Steinway & Sons and is contingent upon 90% of the pianos owned by the institution being Steinway designed pianos.
Malone has 24 pianos that will be included in this program and will replace 19 of these with new Steinway pianos to earn the All-Steinway designation. The pianos will be placed in performance spaces, teaching studios, classrooms and practice rooms. All pianos at an All-Steinway School must be kept in performance quality condition.
Becoming an All-Steinway School will enhance the student experience, provide opportunities to attract visitors to campus for Steinway performances, and serve as a strong motivator for prospective students to choose Malone.
Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853. Each Steinway piano is handcrafted and takes a year to build. Other Ohio All-Steinway Schools include Oberlin Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.