Celebrating its centennial anniversary, James Madison University, an all-Steinway School in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, commissioned a special art case that celebrated the institution. The Madison Bluestone Steinway was the first piano ever built to honor a university or Steinway school. Painted by Mia LaBerge, the case depicts the idyllic campus’s hallmark buildings surrounding the ”Quad” at dusk, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountain landscape, and seemingly warmed by the piano’s bronze plate. White double barreled legs imitating colonial style columns pay tribute to the era of the school’s Founding Father namesake. This landmark piano appeared at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in 2007.