FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CASIO KEYBOARDS INSTALLED IN PIANO LAB AT WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY
Privia PX-350 and Celviano AP-650 Digital Pianos Provided for New State-of-the-Art Piano Lab
DOVER, NJ (SEPTEMBER 17, 2013) – Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce that Wittenberg University, located in Springfield, Ohio has just equipped their piano lab with 16 of its newly launched Privia PX-350 digital pianos for educational use.
“Music education is a significant area of importance for Casio – we understand the need to inspire creativity and foster development at a young age,” said Stephen Schmidt, vice president of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division. “It’s a great privilege to further the education and growth of students who are passionate about music and aspire to be professional musicians.”
In addition to the 16 Privia PX-350 digital pianos, Wittenberg also purchased a Celviano AP-650 to be used as the lab controller. Casio also has plans to coordinate and lead various workshops for teachers through the Center for Music Development. (CMD) is a music enrichment program at the university, which will give children and adults in the area a chance to learn how to play piano along with other instruments. Throughout the piano course, the students will discover the wide range of electronic musical instruments Casio has to offer such as the XW Synthesizer series.
“When I first played the Casio Privia PX-350 at the Ohio Music Educators Convention this year, I knew it would be a perfect match for the students at Wittenberg because of its amazing sound quality and performance features,” said Chris Durrenberger, professor at Wittenberg University. “We pride ourselves in offering our students the best digital pianos out there, so they can continue to learn and grow as musicians.”
Casio’s Privia PX-350 redefines the digital piano category with its comprehensive feature set. It features a redesigned 88-note Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard, which utilizes over three times the waveform memory of the previous generation with Casio’s new proprietary sound source, “AiR” (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator). The AiR engine provides sensational dynamics, damper resonance and even compensates for the speed at which hammers strike strings at different velocities and key ranges. The Casio Privia still feels provides the depth and integrity of an acoustic piano with simulated ebony and ivory textured keys and a scaled weighted action keyboard.
The Celviano AP-650 is housed in an elegant cabinet and comes with a piano bench, music stand and pedals. Featuring an 88-note Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard with simulated ebony and ivory textured keys; this model provides a natural sensatory feel for the musician while delivering the sounds and benefits of a digital piano. Casio’s Celviano AP-650 also has the ability to record a 44.1kHz.wav file directly to a USB thumb drive allowing users to easily capture rehearsals and performances.
For additional information regarding Casio’s portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com
About Casio America
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.