The Journey to
Darton State Music Program Seeks “All-Steinway” Designation
by Wayne Partridge
hen Dr. Zheng Jennifer Huang, assistant professor of music at Darton State College,
performed her piano recital for the community last fall, she did it on a borrowed piano.
Though Darton has 19 pianos on its campus, only one is considered to be in “good”
condition, according to Dr. Claire Fox Hillard, Darton’s director of performing arts. The others
were recently evaluated as “fair” to “poor,” old, and worn out. Some are rusty, and others
harbor mold and mildew.