In 1994 the American String Teachers Association named William Dick its national Music Educator of the Year (the Elizabeth Green Award). That same year he also was honored by the Texas Orchestra Directors Association as Director of the Year.
Mr. Dick retired from the Austin, Texas, school district after twenty-seven years of teaching and in 2002 joined the faculty of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He is a registered Suzuki in the Schools teacher trainer and is on the editorial board of the American String Teacher.
Dr. Laurie Scott is Assistant Professor of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as the director of The University of Texas String Project. After receiving degrees from SUNY-Fredonia, University of Nebraska and UT-Austin, she taught in the Austin, Texas school district for eight years.
Dr. Scott has taught at Suzuki Institutes across the United States, has served national conferences as coordinator of Suzuki in the Schools, and with Mr. Dick was a co-editor of school articles for the American Suzuki Journal. Dr. Scott is a guest clinician and conductor at state and national conventions speaking on string pedagogy, public school music education, and character development through the arts. She is a registered Suzuki in the Schools teacher trainer and is on the editorial board of the American String Teacher.