How does one begin to highlight such an august group of people? Music Academy faculty have been honored with the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement and received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of the Arts—and that’s just Marilyn Horne! As musicians our faculty have sung and played on stages around the world. They are avid recitalists, recording artists, and arts advocates. They serve on boards and work with organizations big and small. They represent the San Francisco Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera, and have worked with dozens of other companies. They are or have been members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Tokyo String Quartet, and the San Francisco Symphony, as well as the Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Houston, Montreal, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Seattle symphonies, just to name a few. 10 of them are currently principal musicians in their respective orchestras, while a few past principals include Jorja Fleezanis, the longest-tenured concertmaster in the Minnesota Orchestra’s history and only the second woman in the United States to hold the title of concertmaster; Glenn Dicterow, the longest tenured concertmaster in the history of the New York Philharmonic; Mark Lawrence, who served as principal trombone of the San Francisco Symphony for 34 years; Julie Landsman, principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 25 years; and Ralph Sauer, principal trombonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 32 years.