School of Music

2020 CSU Piano Fundraiser Event

Pianos, Digital Pianos & Violins Available for Public Purchase

Thursday, Friday & Saturday,  March 5-7, 2020

The Cleveland State University School of Music has had the use of new first-class pianos and digital pianos on a no-cost basis for the 2019-2020 school year. This arrangement is provided through a partnership with the Rockley Family Foundation, a nonprofit that supports music education.  These instruments, as well as ones provided to other institutions or otherwise made available, will be sold at a significant discount from retail pricing to perpetuate this valuable program and provide resources to the School of Music.

A large selection of grands, baby grands, digital player grands, vertical (upright) pianos, digital pianos, violins, violas, and cellos will be available. This event will feature starter to professional instruments from such famous makers as Yamaha, Bösendorfer, Seiler, Estonia, Pramberger, Disklavier, Clavinova, Stravari Fine Violins, a discrete selection of vintage Steinway & Sons pianos, and many others. Most instruments are less than one-year-old, include a new factory warranty, are tuned, and ready to go. Delivery and special no-interest financing is available on site. Moreover, in most cases, a “substantial portion” of your purchase is considered as a charitable contribution to the Rockley Family Foundation and may be TAX DEDUCTIBLE.*

There are two ways to view and purchase:

  1. BY APPOINTMENT: You are invited to attend a special "pre-sale" on Thursday, March 5, Friday, March 6, and the morning of Saturday, March 7, along with our faculty and staff, prior to the general public.  This will give you an opportunity to purchase with priority in selection and price reductions.  To secure a time call: (216) 905-8261
  2. NO APPOINTMENT: You may attend the final sale day on Saturday, March 7, from 2:00 - 5:00 PM without an appointment.

This event will be held on campus in the Music and Communications Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. For directions, call or visit

In a time where creative solutions are needed to maintain a properly equipped music program, this program is important to us in our efforts to further education in the arts. We invite you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

*You should consult with your tax advisor to the individual deductibility of any contribution.