Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – On Friday, November 14, Lock Haven University will officially become an All-Steinway School. The occasion will be marked with a ceremony in the ballroom of the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center. The public is invited to this free event, with the formal ceremony beginning at 12:00 noon. Doors open to the public at 11:30 am.
Twenty new additional Steinway-made pianos will join the five already on campus. Many of the pianos will be on display in the ballroom, and faculty performers will provide pre-event music. The ceremony will include welcoming remarks by Keith O. Barrows, LHU Director of Development. President Keith T. Miller will speak and introduce Mr. Vic Geiger, representative of Steinway & Sons, who will present the university with its All-Steinway University Certificate.
Following the All-Steinway presentation, there will be performances by Abe Nickel and Suzanne Ballard, LHU music education students, and Dr. David Curtin, LHU music faculty. Their performances will enable the public to enjoy the rich sound of LHU’s Model D Steinway Concert Grand Piano, widely regarded as the finest concert piano in the world.
In addition, there will be brief remarks by LHU alumnae Geraldine Mertz and Margery Krevsky.
In addition to being an LHU graduate, Krevsky is a university trustee and member of the LHU Foundation Board. Krevsky is the lead donor for the university’s All-Steinway initiative and is a strong supporter of the arts. She is the author of a forthcoming book, “Sirens of Chrome,” which traces the history of automobile trade-show models. It is billed as “a visual joyride through auto show history.” Krevsky will soon embark on a national book-signing tour.
Being an All-Steinway School is considered a strong expression of an institution’s commitment to professional excellence in the performing arts and music education. Lock Haven University will be listed as an All-Steinway School on the Steinway & Sons website.