Amro Music is hosting a special piano sale on April 3 to benefit the University of Central Arkansas Department of Music as we continue to advance our Steinway piano initiative. The sale will include new and used Steinway, Boston, and Essex pianos and other famous name brand pianos. All pianos will be sold well below market value. For best selection and pricing, schedule an appointment for Friday or Saturday, April 1 or 2, in advance of the public sale. The sale will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 201 S. Shackleford Road in Little Rock. Click here to schedule an appointment or view the inventory list.
Friends of Music and the Department of Music will host a private reception prior to the sale for alumni and friends. Entertainment will be provided by UCA Music faculty and students. Learn more about the exciting things happening in the Department of Music including our All-Steinway School Initiative. Contact the Department of Music at (501) 450-3163 for more information and to request an invitation.
UCA receives $250,000 gift in support of the arts
The University recently received a $250,000 gift for the music department which moves UCA closer to becoming an All-Steinway campus. The donation allowed for the purchase of four new Steinway practice pianos, an East Indian Rosewood grand piano and a multitude of other instruments and equipment. Read more
Watch the UCA Bear Tales video below which recaps this exciting development.
About the Music Department
The UCA Department of Music is an artistic community of over 200 music majors who participate in over 25 different student ensembles, ranging from the Bear Marching Band to the Conway Symphony Orchestra, our award-winning Concert Choir, and our student chamber ensembles. Our ensembles have traveled to Spain, Japan, England, Italy, China, and Austria within the last five years, showcasing our students on an international stage. With a faculty of 38 talented artist-teachers, who have studied at the most prestigious universities and conservatories in the world, every student has the opportunity to grow into a world-class artist.
Recently, UCA has played host to the National Symphony Orchestra, has commissioned an original opera, The Scarlet Letter, and has brought in world-class artists such as the Brentano String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Pancho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band, clarinetist Eric Mandat, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Karel Husa, the Washington Sax Quartet, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Big Band, tubist Sam Pilafian, the Meridian Arts Ensemble, Paul Hillier and Theater of Voices, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
The Department of Music plays an integral role in the local community of Conway. With our Community School of Music, which enrolls over 350 students every year, our partnerships with the Conway ArtsFest and Conway Symphony Orchestra, and our countless faculty performances in the Central Arkansas region, one could say that we are the "Center of the Arts" for Arkansas.
Please take a moment to check out our website. And don’t hesitate to send an email to the music faculty in your area of specialization. We’d love to hear from you!