On Television

USF Piano Performance master's students perform on a pair of Steinway pianos
Steinway School
USF is joining an exclusive club as an “All-Steinway School,” with the goal of replacing the pianos currently on campus with hand-crafted Steinways. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT shows you how this multi-million dollar project will help USF students make some beautiful music.

On the Radio

Scene from "Inertia: The Musical"
Inertia: The Musical

It’s probably one of the boldest, most challenging thesis statements ever at the University of South Florida, as an honors student creates a musical. Not a one-man, one-act performance, but a full-on, two-hour original production involving a cast and crew of sixty people! This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM brings you a look at Inertia: The Musical and introduces you to the man behind it, Chris Sgammato.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Radio Guests

“Inertia: The Musical” creator, USF student Chris Sgammato“Inertia: The Musical” creator, USF student Chris Sgammato

Video extras

Dr. Ron Jones, Dean of the USF College of the Arts, says the inspiration for USF becoming an All-Steinway School came to USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft from a Sunday morning news program.

Leah Dodds & Agnieszka Zick, USF first year Master’s students in Piano Performance, talk about the benefits of practicing and playing on a Steinway.


A performance of Liszt’s Second Hungarian Rhapsody on a pair of Steinway pianos by Leah, Agnieszka & fellow first year Master’s student Jana Ceteleva, along with Miroslava Panayotova, a USF graduate who’s now teaching at the School of Music.

For more information

Steinway School
USF School of Music
813-974-2311 info@arts.usf.edu

All-Steinway Schools

Inertia: The Musical
Ashleigh Gallant, Director Marketing & Communications, USF College of the Arts
813-974-1756 agallant@usf.edu



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