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Joanne Bath
(Hardy Distinguished Professor, Director of Suzuki Pedagogy Program)
bathj@ecu.edu

Joanne BathM.M., University of Michigan, B.M., Denison University, Certificate from the Conservatoire Americaine in Fontainebleu, France. Suzuki Teacher Training with John Kendall, William Starr and Craig Timmerman. Was one of the first violin teachers in the U.S. to use the ideas of Shinichi Suzuki of Japan when she began Suzuki violin teaching in 1964. Started one of first Suzuki programs in the state. Students consistently win major competitions and scholarships at regional, state and national levels. Registered Teacher Trainer of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and member of the Board of Directors of the SAA. Program Coordinator of the North Carolina Suzuki Institute and teacher and speaker internationally at Suzuki institutes and workshops. Founder and President of the North Carolina Suzuki Teacher's Association and of the Greenville Suzuki Association. Was violinist in the Toledo (Ohio), Wichita (Kansas), and East Carolina Symphonies and concertmaster of the New Carolina Sinfonia. Violinist in the Testore Quartet and in the Bath Duo. Appears in Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in American Women and has received several honors and awards including Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century and Outstanding Teacher Award from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, N.C. Published articles in several publications including Suzuki World Journal of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and The Suzuki Teacher and Family. Recipient of the 1996 North Carolina Award in Fine Arts.