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Fall 2013: New Beginnings: People, Pianos & Technology
An Investment in Excellence
College Achieves ‘All-Steinway’ Status with Donation from late Betty Louise Aierstock Moore ’45
To trace back the origins of Moravian College’s initiative to become an ‘All-Steinway’ campus, a distinction held by fewer than 160 colleges and universities nationwide, a person must go back some 15 years ago to the waning hours before a recital in Peter Hall and a small, but necessary, untruth.
Kimberly Buschta Poloni ’99 was prepping for her performance that evening when she realized the lower register of the piano keys was locked up and unplayable. She called upon Blair Flintom, the Music Department’s facilities manager, to help, who in turn contacted a piano technician. Four hours later, the technician had the instrument working, but for how long, he couldn’t predict. “He basically said, ‘the piano was on its last leg and it had to go,’” Flintom recalls.
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