The Finals of the 2016 Sphinx Competition were held in Detroit on Sunday, February 7, 2016. On the following day, Performance today posted a page at its website called Diversity in Classical Music:
"African-Americans and Latinos account for 30% of the U.S. population, and that number is steadily rising. But only 4% of the members of American orchestras are Black or Latino.
"On Performance Today, we're launching a conversation about the value of diversity in classical music and how to invite in those who have been excluded explicitly or through unconscious bias. We'll talk about not only who is performing on stage, but who is in the audience. Who the composers are. Who the taste-makers and decision-makers are. This list of thought-provoking interviews will grow over the course of the year so come back to this page the year to learn more."