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, N.J., Sept. 17, 2013
DOVER, N.J., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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
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, Inc.
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, mobile presentation devices,
disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer
electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of
"creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and
imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.
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