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Steinway & Sons Showcases Its Most Innovative Piano, The Spirio|r, at Regent University - Surprise birthday celebration for Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson

Steinway & Sons Showcases Its Most Innovative Piano, The Spirio|r, at Regent University

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 25, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce that Steinway & Sons will feature its most sophisticated piano – The Spirio|r B at Regent University from March to April 2022.

“On behalf of Steinway & Sons, it is with great blessing and honor to provide our Steinway,” said Susan Lutz, director of Arts and Education at Steinway & Sons. “The excellence of the programs at Regent match Steinway & Sons commitment to quality and forward thinking. We want to give music students the best possible tools to hone their skills so they may go out into the world bringing Christ to the next generation and to change the world.”

The 7-foot Steinway & Sons Spirio|r B piano was delivered to the lobby of the Communication building on March 21. Regent is the only college in Virginia to have a Spirio|r B on campus. The Spirio|r B is the world’s finest high resolution player piano and is also capable of high-resolution acoustic recording, editing, and playback. This model is a wonderfully balanced and versatile instrument, often referred to as the “perfect piano.”

During a surprise birthday celebration for Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson on March 23, award-winning pianist AnnaMaria Mottola – who serves as Marine Master Sergeant of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band – performed musical selections by Chopin and a medley of hymns including Great is Thy Faithfulness, In the Garden, and Because He Lives.


“I have never heard a piano sound so beautiful in my life,” exclaimed Dr. Robertson. “What an extraordinary gift of music. I thank Steinway & Sons for sharing this marvelous instrument with us and giving our Regent students an encounter with a true masterpiece.” 

“The goal of Regent’s music program is to provide the finest training in music under the instruction of award-winning music professionals,” said Dr. Josh McMullen, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “We are grateful to Steinway & Sons for affording our students the opportunity to experience the most advanced Steinway piano on the market today.”

Explore these world-class music degrees offered on Regent’s campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia:

  • Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Church Music
  • Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Leadership
  • Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Performance
  • B.A. in Music Leadership

About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university with more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University is ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for ten years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2022).