Both UT Martin and UT Knoxville are becoming All-Steinway schools. At an All-Steinway School, at least 90 percent of the pianos must be Steinways, the pianos considered to offer the best training and learning experiences for students. Only 125 institutions worldwide hold the “All-Steinway” designation.
Thirty new Steinway pianos were added to UT Martin’s existing inventory as a result of its All-Steinway campaign. UT Knoxville plans to raise $3.5 million by 2013. To date, more than $840,000 has been raised, which has funded four Steinways. To reach 90 percent, the university must purchase another 57 Steinways for its practice rooms.