IUSB to become an all-Steinway school
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Indiana University South Bend is getting an upgrade to its music department. On Tuesday, semis pulled up with 14 new pianos.
It wasn't the easiest task to unload. Each piano weighs several hundred pounds and is nine feet long. The school is part of a loaner program, but within five years, IUSB will become an all-Steinway school.
"There are only 135 Steinway schools throughout the world, so we'll be 136 or 137 after five years. It gives our students a chance to practice and perform with some of the best instruments made in the piano world,” said Marvin Curtis, Dean of University South Bend.
IUSB has to purchase 20-percent of what it gets every year, so they plan on doing some fundraising.