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School of Music annual piano sale raises funds for new pianos


Photo by Photo by Erika Dean, courtesy Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

August 21, 2011

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

What
The ASU School of Music is conducting a sale of pianos currently on loan to ASU from AZ Piano, May 19-22. Jason Sipe, AZ Piano (www.azpiano.com) store owner and School of Music alumnus, ensures each year that school’s student practice rooms, faculty studios, and a performance hall are equipped with quality pianos.

“Without the generosity of Mr. Sipe, the Recital Hall, a handful of teaching studios and more than 60 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 are sold at deep discounts to the general public. AZ Piano works with the school to ensure sale prices are discounted below low in-store prices. All pianos carry full warranties. The proceeds of the sale are shared with the School of Music and are used to purchase new pianos for the school. 

Where
School of Music building, 40 E. Gammage Parkway, ASU Tempe campus

When
May 19–20, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.*
May 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 22, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*On May 19–20, ASU alumni, faculty, staff and students can make an appointment to view the sale items. Please call 480.727.6770 to book an appointment beginning May 13.

Cost
There is no cost to attend the sale.

Public Contact
Rick Florence
ASU Herberger Institute
School of Music
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
ASU Herberger Institute
School of Music
Senior Piano Technician
480.965.6760
Rick.Florence@asu.edu