Why the SAA?

Board member Patty Purcell describes SAA membership benefits.

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Patricia Purcell

Patricia Purcell has been an active member of the SAA for more than 20 years. She is coordinator of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Suzuki Program and recently retired from the Suzuki in the Schools program in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford School District. She is past-president of the North Texas Suzuki Association and works with Fort Worth-area Suzuki teachers to provide students opportunities for education and performance. She has organized teacher development workshops and assisted in establishing teacher training at the DFW WOW Suzuki Institute. While a member of the TCU School of Music faculty, she directed the TCU Suzuki Institute.

Ms. Purcell holds degrees from Texas Christian University and studied violin with Fredell Lack at the University of Houston. She taught in the Suzuki program while studying at The Hartt School of Music.

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