Sunday, February 19, 2012

Aaron Dworkin's keynote address to Chamber Music America, 'Breaking the Sound Barrier'

[Aaron P. Dworkin]

34th Annual Conference
“Six hundred ensemble musicians, presenters, artist managers and other music professionals gathered in New York City this past January for CMA’s 2012 National Conference. Inspiring keynote speeches by Aaron P. Dworkin, founding president of The Sphinx Organization, and Randy Cohen, Americans for the Arts’ vice president for research, addressed the conference theme, Sound Off! Raising the Volume on Arts Advocacy. A day of pre-conference professional development events was followed by a weekend of showcases, workshop sessions, receptions, awards ceremonies, and concerts.”

Violinist Aaron Dworkin, founding president of The Sphinx Organization in Detroit, delivered Friday’s keynote address, 'Breaking the Sound Barrier.' Dworkin described his own early experience as one of the very few African Americans in classical music, and how he came to create Sphinx—which for the past 15 years has been steadily increasing the number of young black and Latino string players entering the field.”
[Aaron Dworkin's keynote address maybe heard at the Featured Audio link at the Chamber Music America website.] [Aaron P. Dworkin (b. 1970) is profiled at and has a personal website,]

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