ANN ARBOR, MI — Pianos owned by the University of Michigan have been played over the years by Grammy Award winners, international concert pianists and more.
Interested in owning one?
Well, UM’s School of Music, Drama, and Dance is putting some of its current inventory up for sale so they can buy replacements.
Grand pianos, grand pianos, studios, electronic consoles and more are on sale, first for the campus community and then for the public, officials said.
Alumni, faculty and staff, students and guests of the university have first access to purchase the pianos “at a discount” before they are made available to the public. Financing and delivery are available.
Private appointments before the public sale are available from Thursday to Saturday, August 11 to 13. Make an appointment by calling 734-764-6117.
The public sale will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 14 at the Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Ave. on North Campus in Ann Arbor.
The pianos were either leased from UM, retired by the music department, or part of an allocation of “lightly used” Steinway, Boston, and Essex pianos. There are also used digital pianos available for purchase at a discount.
The School of Music, Drama and Dance is committed to providing its students with updated instruments, officials said, and proceeds from the sale will go towards purchasing new pianos for classrooms , studios and practice rooms.
The sale is being conducted by Steinway Piano’s institutional division.
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