Release date: October 2, 2007
Kennesaw State celebrates delivery of Steinway D
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Dean Joseph Meeks and Dr. Bobbie Bailey at the Steinway & Sons Gallery in New York
Celebration of new Steinway Concert D piano
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007
Patio of Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw
This Steinway Concert D piano will dedicated to Mary Elizabeth Bailey by Dr. Bobbie Bailey.
Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Dean of the KSU College of the Arts Joseph Meeks. The event will also feature a jazz combo performance by KSU students.
This piano was handpicked at the Steinway & Sons Gallery in New York by Dean Joseph Meeks and Dr. Bobbie Bailey last month. This is the college’s fourth Steinway concert piano, but only the second Model D (9’) piano. It will be the primary piano for use in the Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center, which officially opens on Saturday, Oct. 6. The piano is valued at $86,000.
In the future, the College of the Arts hopes to become an All-Steinway School, which would require a total of 29 Steinway pianos. Only two other All-Steinway Schools exist in Georgia.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.