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


Leon Botstein

Conductor/president, Bard College


Heidi Castleman

Professor of viola, The Juilliard School


George Crumb



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



Anthony Viscusi

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