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School of Music annual piano sale raises funds for new pianos


April 10, 2012

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

What
The School of Music is conducting a sale of pianos currently on loan to ASU from AZ Piano, May 17-20. Jason Sipe, AZ Piano store owner and School of Music alumnus, ensures each year that the ASU School of Music's student practice rooms are equipped with quality pianos.

“Without the generosity of Mr. Sipe, 30 percent of the practice rooms would be empty,” says Rick Florence, School of Music senior piano technician. “Participating in the piano sale is a great way to save money on a quality piano while supporting the School of Music.”

At the end of each school year, the on-loan pianos, as well as additional similar quality pianos, are sold at deep discounts to the general public. The proceeds of the sale are shared with the ASU School of Music and are used to purchase new pianos for the school. AZ Piano works with the school to ensure sale prices are discounted below low in-store prices. All pianos carry full warranties. 

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

When
May 17-18, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.*
May 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*May 17-18, 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 12.

Cost
There is no cost to attend the sale.

Public Contact
Rick Florence
Senior Piano Technician
480.965.6760
Rick.Florence@asu.edu

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 music.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Rick Florence
Senior Piano Technician
480.965.6760
Rick.Florence@asu.edu