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School of Music annual piano sale raises funds for new pianos

Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

April 26, 2013

The ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in conjunction with AZ Piano.

The ASU School of Music is hosting a sale of pianos from May 16–19. The general public is invited to take advantage of deeply discounted pianos currently on-loan to the School of Music from AZ Piano. The pianos are priced below the store’s regular prices and each instrument is sold with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty, free bench, delivery and one in-home tuning.

As part of the current loan program, Jason Sipe, the owner of AZ Piano and School of Music alumnus, provides the School of Music with quality pianos for the student practice rooms.

“Without the generosity of Mr. Sipe, 20 percent of the practice rooms would be empty,” says Rick Florence, manager of keyboard technology and event services. “Participating in the piano sale is a great way to save money on a quality piano while supporting the School of Music.”

In addition to the piano loan program, Mr. Sipe generously donates a portion of piano sale proceeds to the School of Music for the purchase of new pianos. 

School of Music building, 50 E. Gammage Parkway, ASU Tempe campus.

May 16–17, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.*
May 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 19, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*May 16–17, ASU alumni, faculty, staff and students can make an appointment to view and purchase the sale items. Please call 480.727.6770 to book an appointment beginning May 11.

Public Contact
Rick Florence

The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is ranked 19th in the country and eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. More than 100 music faculty artists and scholars work with approximately 800 music majors each year in research, performance and scholarly activities. It presents approximately 700 concerts and recitals each year. To learn more about the School of Music, visit

Media Contact:
Catherine Bickell
School of Music, Media Liaison