Ask a pianist what piano they prefer to play, and 98 out of 100 will choose Steinway. In a machine-made universe, Steinway & Sons have produced handmade works of art for more than 160 years, recognized as the premier maker of fine pianos.

Northern Arizona University’s School of Music has been a leading institution in undergraduate and graduate music study for decades. As part of a schoolwide responsibility to provide the highest quality experiences and instruments for every music student, the All-Steinway School Initiative was launched in hopes of joining the 175 elite music schools throughout the world that possess this designation.

NAU-TV’s Chris Strobel tells the story.

For your listening pleasure, enjoy performances from students Mikayla Rogers and Khalid McGhee on one of NAU’s Steinway & Sons pianos.