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The music program of North Greenville University continues to grow in excellence and commitment. The most recent demonstration is the designation of North Greenville University as an “All Steinway” institution. There are only 72 colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States with this designation. NGU is the first Baptist institution, and the second institution in South Carolina to attain this honor.

Dr. Martha Cline, our "music angel," made this possible through her continued support of the musical mission of the university. Dr. Cline was steadfast in her commitment to a quality musical education for future church musicians, music educators, performers and composers. She understood that quality education not only relies on quality teaching, but on quality equipment, and that the piano is the backbone of any music program.

North Greenville University has pursued the "All Steinway" status because it strives to provide students and faculty with the best equipment possible for the study of music. This commitment reflects the institution’s commitment to its mission  - “academic excellence in a Biblically sound, Christ-centered environment,” and its vision for the future.

Pianos are the basic tool of any music program. They are needed for teaching, practice, and performance. Prospective music students visiting our campus are always interested in seeing the practice rooms, for they know much of their time will be spent there. They can rest assured that the Steinway inventory reflects NGU's commitment to excellence and to its mission, as well as its desire to invest in the music leaders of the future.

Students benefit more than anyone when an institution has quality professors and equipment. At NGU students come first, and what better way to express the mission of the institution than to be an “All Steinway” school. The university would never send its athletic teams on the field with inferior equipment. Neither does it want to do that in any academic discipline. NGU wants our students to have the best education possible and to give them the best equipment with which to train. Steinways have long been known for their quality and durability.

Steinway instruments are important to performance. Steinways are still hand crafted and display a quality that allows students and faculty to artistically perform the music of the past, present, and future. Professors and students prefer the Steinway above all other performing instruments because of its quality, durability and tradition. They realize that when they play a Steinway, they are playing the finest piano in the world.

From the practice room to the recital hall, incomparable sound and performance make Steinway the piano of choice for schools like North Greenville University.


National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accreditation is among the most highly respected in higher education. It was founded in 1924 for the purpose of securing a better understanding among institutions of higher education engaged in work in music; of establishing a more uniform method of granting credit; and of setting minimum standards for the granting of degrees and other credentials.

NASM has been recognized by the United States Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation of all music curricula. The Association has also been recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors.

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