Lipscomb's Steinway Initiative
Accomplished! A Steinway for Collins Auditorium
The beautifully renovated Collins Alumni Auditorium now hosts a stunning piano making it one of Nashville’s finest performance venues. The early 2010 placing of the 9' Steinway piano in Collins Alumni Auditorium emphasizes that for “today, tomorrow and forever” Lipscomb University is committed to quality and excellence in music and the arts.
Willard Collins Alumni Auditorium has been the center of campus life at Lipscomb University for more than half a century. Since the auditorium opened in September 1947, theatrical productions, concerts, lectures, worship and more have come to life on its stage. From Secretaries of State to Beautiful Day … from country music stars to The Music Man to Singarama … from the famed Pruned and Primed Prejudiced Project Promoters to daily chapel — your fondest memories of Lipscomb probably include special moments in Willard Collins Alumni Auditorium.
Robust academic programs in the performing arts are essential to the highest quality liberal arts university experience. An inviting, intimate location to showcase such programs and allow the university to serve students and community at the highest level is equally essential. That’s why the donor funded Steinway gives new life to the auditorium – creating indelible new memories for future generations of students – and was central to the Lipscomb 2010 Initiative.