European Suzuki Association - Appointments & Accreditation (2023)

European Suzuki Association Appointments & Accreditations Manual Revised May 2023 Page 8 of 19 APPENDIX D1 INSTRUMENT COMMITTEES 1. There is a Committee for each SUZUKI™ Instrument. 2. The number of Committee members and how the Committee is selected will depend on the number of Teachers Trainers for that instrument. Category No. Teacher Trainers No. Committee Members Elected/Appointed A Instruments with more than 20 5 Elected by Teacher Trainers B Instruments with less than 20 3 Elected by Teacher Trainers C Instruments with less than 3 3 Appointed by ESA Board as required 3. The Election of Category A and B Instrument Committee members will be by secret ballot. The Committee Member with the highest number of votes will be appointed Chairperson. No more than two Committee Members from the same Country can be elected to an Instrument Committee. Teacher Trainers cannot be members of more than one Instrument Committee at any one time. 4. The approval of Category A and B Instrument Committees will be made at the ESA Board Meeting with the appointment being made at the ESA AGM. 5. The term of office for Category A and B Members of the Instrument Committees is three years renewable. 6. Category C Instrument Committees will be appointed by the ESA Board on an application basis. Members can be Teachers or Teacher Trainers. 7. Role and responsibilities of the Instrument Committees a. The Chairperson of each ESA Instrument Committee i. is appointed ESA Representative on the ISA Instrument Committee ii. will meet to discuss, decide, advise on and submit all Instrument agenda items to the ESA Board for approval b. Decisions of the Instrument Committees are taken by a majority vote, with the Chairperson having the casting vote. Teachers can appeal to the ESA Board against the ESA Instrument Committee decisions. The ESA Board must define an appeal process, which must i. be handled in a neutral and professional manner ii. make a decision based on sound principles and ESA Statutes and Bylaws c. ESA Instrument Committees will be responsible for - i. the appointment of Instructors and Teacher Trainers according to ESA procedures in Section D ii. applications for ESA Recognition from Teachers and Teacher Trainers from other Regions according to ESA procedures in Section E iii. submitting an Annual Report to the ESA Board for their meeting in March each year