Music Program Receives Steinway Grand Piano

JJC’s music program was pleased to receive its long-awaited Steinway piano on Tuesday, March 6. Purchased entirely with funds raised through the JJC Foundation’s Steinway Piano 88 Key Campaign, the instrument will be used for music programs such as student recitals, Musica Viva series, master classes and lectures.Music Program Receives Steinway Grand Piano
“It is exciting to have such a great instrument in our Fine Arts Theatre, and most of all, to know that this was made possible by the whole community,” said Dr. Daniela Broderick, associate professor of music. “This goal was achieved with large and small donations from individuals, organizations, employees and departments within the college.”
The Steinway campaign raised the funds by selling individual piano keys (88 total) for $750 each, which were purchased by both individuals and groups. A benefit concert in March 2011 consisted of performances by faculty, alumni, students and guests, including a vocal performance by 2010 American Idol singer and JJC alumna Paige DeChausse. The fundraising goal was completed in December 2011.
 
Broderick added that she would like to thank all the individuals who supported and got involved with the campaign, making it possible to purchase the piano.
“A special thanks to the musicians who participated in and supported the Steinway Benefit Concert; and of course, I would like to recognize Kristin Mulvey and the JJC Foundation for their unending support through this process,” she said. “This piano will be used for years and years to come.”
The piano is a seven-foot Steinway Model B, and weighs in at 760 lbs.
 
Information about the debut concert for the piano and a private donor reception will follow.

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