Steinway Campaign

At the Winter Nocturne Concert on January 25, 2018, USC Aiken unveiled its new 9 foot Steinway D grand piano on the Etherredge Center stage.  This beautiful instrument will not only benefit the students that study music at USC Aiken, but also the community that enjoys music through groups like Masterworks Chorale, Joye in Aiken, Aiken Symphony Orchestra, Aiken Civic Orchestra and others.

This new Steinway was the first step in USC Aiken becoming the first school in our region to be classified as an All-Steinway School.  By becoming an All-Steinway School, the University joined an elite category to which few universities belong, enhancing the ability to recruit talented students and faculty. Currently there are only two other schools in South Carolina classified as All-Steinway Schools, and both are private universities.

If you would like to contribute to the musical efforts of USC Aiken, visit or contact Development Officer, Judith Goodwin, at or 803-641-3417.

Steinway Giving Levels

$75,000 and above Concerto
$50,000 - $74,999 Sonata
$25,000 - $49,999 Etude
$10,000 - $24,999 Prelude
$5,000 - $9,999 Fugue
$2,000 - $4,999 Cadenza
$1,000 - $1,999 Scherzo

Piano Naming Opportunities

$25,000 Steinway Logo - Fallboard (naming opportunity claimed)
$25,000 Steinway Logo - Side of Piano (naming opportunity claimed)
$25,000 Piano Lid
$25,000 Fallboard
$15,000 Large Lid Prop
$10,000 Small Lid Prop (naming opportunity claimed)
$10,000 Major Chord (each)
$10,000 Major Scale (each)
$10,000 Minor Chord (each)
$10,000 Minor Scale (each)
$10,000 Pedals (naming opportunity claimed)
$5,000 Piano Leg (each)
$5,000 Bench (naming opportunity claimed)
$5,000 Music Desk
$2,000 Intervals (each)
$1,000 Keys (each)


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