Short Score Survey 2021

October 5, 2021

Thank you for taking this three-minute survey. Your opinion matters, and the SAA plans to use your feedback to redesign the newsletter to make sure we’re promoting what members most want to read. Please answer all of… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Carol Sykes

October 5, 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Carol Sykes, Suzuki violin teacher, founding member and first president of both the Suzuki Association of Massachusetts and the Young Peoples‘ String Consort, passed away at age 83. Carol Sykes was born May 13, 1938 in… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Margaret Peggy Dvonch Swingle

September 23, 2021

Margaret “Peggy” (Dvonch) Swingle (1947–2021) Margaret “Peggy” Dvonch was born in New York, New York to Frederick and Mara Dvonch. She graduated from Carleton College in 1968 and married Larry Swingle. She moved to Bainbridge Island in 1975 and made her… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Kathy Gene Shelhart

September 23, 2021

Kathy Gene Shelhart (of Harrison, NY) died on September 5, 2021. She was born on October 23, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Toledo; Dearborn, Michigan; and Watertown, Connecticut, where she graduated high school in 1969. In 1974, Kathy… Read more ▶

SAA Board News September 2 2021

September 2, 2021

The Board is pleased to announce Laura Yasuda as Interim Acting Director. Ms. Yasuda will serve in this role until approximately November 2021, when the Board anticipates the SAA’s next long-term Executive Director will be seated. Ms. Yasuda has been a… Read more ▶

Communicating Honor for Diversity Accepting Applications for Cohort 2 Deadline Extended

September 15, 2021

UPDATE: The application deadline for Communicating Honor for Diversity has been extended to Friday, September 24. This 4-part seminar introduces participants to five strategies that increase capacity to engage students, families, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Recent… Read more ▶

SAA Board News August 26 2021

August 26, 2021

The search process for the SAA’s next Executive Director (ED) is well underway. The Board looks forward to announcing an interim leader on September 1, 2021. There is a short, planned overlap of approximately five working days… Read more ▶

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