National Council

The National Council recognizes and honors individuals who have had a significant impact on Chamber Music America and the field of ensemble music.

Robert W. Ashton

Chair, board of directors, The Bay and Paul Foundations

Richard J. Bogomolny

Chairman emeritus, Chamber Music America

 

William Bolcom

Composer

 

Leon Botstein

Conductor/president, Bard College

 

Heidi Castleman

Professor of viola, The Juilliard School

 

Ronald Crutcher

Cellist; president, Wheaton College

Paquito D’Rivera

Clarinetist, saxophonist, composer

Constance Emmerich

Pianist, An die Musik

Richard Goode

Pianist, co-artistic director, Marlboro Music School and Festival

 

Bonnie Hampton

Cellist; faculty, The Juilliard School

 

Gilbert Kalish

Professor of piano, director of performance activities, SUNY Stony Brook

 

Paul Katz

Cellist; director, Professional String Quartet Training Program, New England Conservatory

 

Benita Valente

Soprano

 

Anthony Viscusi

President and CEO (ret.), Vasomedical, Inc.