Scholarship, Teaching and Academic Programs

The Furman University Department of Music is recognized as one of the best and most comprehensive in the nation among liberal arts and sciences colleges and universities. As the institution continues its rise in prominence, it is important that our pianos – the instrument used directly or indirectly by every music student – be of a quality that reflects that reputation.

Pursuing the All-Steinway Distinction

The university has committed to becoming an All-Steinway School, a distinction held by some of the nation’s most esteemed collegiate music programs. This means we commit to ensuring that 90% or more of the instrument inventory is Steinway pianos.

Investing in Quality and Artistry

Because the majority of the music department’s pianos are more than 50 years old, Furman is committed to replacing our campus-wide inventory to:

  • Enhance music education and student outcomes with access to quality instruments.
  • Recruit more students, and attract those with leading talent and ability.
  • Recruit and retain renowned music faculty.
  • Equip practice rooms with first-class instruments, enabling students to explore concepts and ideas.
  • Refine performance through improved articulation, richness of tone, variety of color, control of nuance and concert-level dynamics.

Your contribution has the power to transform music at Furman for generations to come. Help us offer students and faculty the finest instruments for practice and performance by giving today.

Funding Opportunities
Pianos for Paladins

The majority of the music department’s pianos are more than 50 years old and need to be replaced. To provide students access to quality instruments, the university has committed to becoming an All-Steinway School.

  • Goal: $2,500,000
The Potential is Extraordinary

Guided by our strengths as a university, focused on learning experiences that empower students to achieve their most inspiring ambitions, we will do more than meet our mission and advance Furman’s reputation for excellence. As we become a national model for higher education, we will, through our graduates, influence action and ideas across the 21st century.

Campaign Priorities

Clearly Furman Priorities

Building on the best of Furman, we will elevate the university’s excellence, access and impact through these five campaign priorities.