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Las Positas College earns All-Steinway status

Music department now part of an exclusive group of schools
All-Steinway School
The All-Steinway School designation demonstrates LPC's commitment to bringing the Steinway experience to students, faculty, visiting artists and the community.

Las Positas College is now one of approximately 200 schools worldwide that has achieved the designation of All-Steinway School. 

The status, which requires Steinway and Steinway-designed pianos to be used in all performance spaces, piano teaching studios and practice rooms, positions the Livermore community college among the most elite music schools and conservatories across the globe.

"I am thrilled that Las Positas College has become an All-Steinway School after many years of hard work," said LPC music department co-coordinator Dan Marschak, who is also the college's director of piano pedagogy, composition, music theory and piano. "This designation has been a major goal of the LPC Music Department and the LPC Foundation, and we couldn't be more excited for our students to learn, rehearse and perform on a brand-new Steinway Model B Spirio | r." 

The Steinway Spirio | r is described on the Steinway website as "the world's finest high-resolution player piano capable of live performance capture and playback" and "a revolutionary blend of artistry, craftsmanship and technology (providing) powerful new tools of expression and new ways to access, share and experience performance." 

Students using the piano will have the ability to record themselves playing and immediately listen to the recording, as well as play accurate historical recordings and participate in live masterclass in real time. 

"Steinway has successfully combined unparalleled craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to produce an instrument for performance, recording and music education at the highest level," said Julie Homi, part-time music faculty member at LPC. "I am very excited that my students will be able to work with a Model B Spirio | r, and I look forward to exploring the extensive performance library and masterclasses with them."

The All-Steinway School designation additionally demonstrates LPC's dedication to providing students with high quality instruments for music education and marks LPC's commitment to bringing the Steinway experience to students, faculty, visiting artists and the community. 

"The addition of this piano will also allow us to open a brand-new intimate performance space for all our performing arts programs: music, theater and dance," Marschak said. "We look forward to celebrating in the near future with a fundraising event that will establish a Steinway Endowment, allowing us to maintain our fleet of Steinways and Steinway-designed Bostons, and bring in Steinway guest artists to work with our students."

For more information, visit www.laspositascollege.edu/music.