Honorary Board

The SAA first established its first Honorary Board in 1995, and the tradition has been ongoing since its inception. The Board is grateful to the following individuals who honor Suzuki education through their participation.

Jeanne Baxtresser
Former Principal Flute, New York Philharmonic

Martin Beaver
Formerly Tokyo String Quartet, Montrose Trio, Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles, CA

Noah Bendix-Balgley
First Concertmaster, Berlin Philharmonic

Robert A. Duke, PhD
Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor in Music and Human Leaning , University of Texas Butler School of Music, Austin, TX

Carol Dweck, PhD
Lewis & Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Timothy Eddy
Cellist, The Juilliard School and Mannes College, New York, NY

Brian Ganz
Pianist, St. Mary’s College of Baltimore, MD and Peabody Conservatory

Paul Kantor
Sallie Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin, Rice University Shepherd School of Music, Houston, TX

Yumi Kendall
Asst. Principal Cellist, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin
Leadership and design consultant and author, Former Suzuki teacher and teacher trainer, KY

Shoji Tabuchi
Violinist & Entertainer Branson, MO

Laurel J Trainor Ph.D.
Director, McMaster Institute for Music & the Mind, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Benjamin Verdery
Guitarist & Composer, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Emeritus Honorary Board

Dr. James Garbarino
Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Dr. Richard Miller
President, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA

Jung-Ho Pak
Music Director, San Diego Chamber Orchestra and World Youth Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Roger H. Sublett
Leadership Scholar, President, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH