COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Students at Columbus State University are tapping to the beat of a new piano!
Tuesday, Sept. 9 was the debut of the new instrument with a free concert on CSU's RiverPark campus.
CSU is calling the digital Yamaha DCFX Concert Grand Piano one of the finest instruments in the world.
"This is a phenomenal instrument and wonderful way of connecting, it also plays into our goals of introducing the latest technology to our students," said Scott Harris, Director of the Schwob School of Music. "It really does help us internationalize everything, in terms of students who are half a world away. We can have our piano faculty member Alex Conbrin interact with students in China and Chinese students in Beijing playing for him."
"A real treasure of a school here and we want to share it with the world, and bring more attention to the school and more opportunities to our students, so this does all of that."
This technology allows students to do so much, including remote lessons and performances with musicians from around the world.
The Schwob School of Music received the piano from donor Gail Greenblatt with the College of Arts at CSU.