"Every one of these pianos we have here today will have a different musical personality and that musical personality will respond to different individuals in a different manor," said Steinway president, Ron Losby.
Losby joined faculty, students and donors Friday afternoon in announcing Shenandoah University's commitment to becoming an "All-Steinway School".
"What Steinway means to a school is that it is a legacy not only for this generation but a legacy that will live on for the next 50 or 100 years," said Losby.
Purchasing the pianos came with the help of donors and students who performed at Friday's event also accompanied faculty to New York to pick out the instruments.
The school believes that the achievement will amplify the level of talented applicants while also serving to inspire the school's current musicians.