Friday, September 30, 2016

Sphinx Monthly Headlines: Sphinx Founder Aaron Dworkin named one of Crain's 100 Innovators, Disruptors, and Change-Makers in Business

Join hundreds of musicians, industry leaders, students, diversity advocates, and more for a weekend of networking and inspiration focused on diversity in the arts! Apply now to receive transportation and/or housing assistance to attend this important convening!   

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Help support Sphinx's programs and treat yourself to an elegant evening of artistic excellence! View the e-invitation for details on box seat tickets and gala level sponsorships. For general admission tickets, visit

The 20th Annual Sphinx Competition takes place in Detroit, MI from February 8-12, 2017. Sphinx invites 18 of the most talented Black and Latino string musicians (violin, viola, cello, and string bass). Applicants up to age 30 are now eligible to apply.

The Sphinx Competition features two exciting concerts of our Junior and Senior division laureates. In addition, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra welcomes the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club and Maestro Eugene Rogers as they perform a newly composed work titled "Seven Last Words of the Unarmed." A powerful, multi-movement work by Atlanta-based composer Joel Thompson, the song uses the last words of black male victims of police violence as its emotional centerpiece.
Sphinx is participating in the 
#QLYouthChallenge, a promotion 
for youth-based charities in Detroit 
to raise funds and compete for 
additional prize grants.

Congrats to Sphinx alum who were invited as part of 
Chicago Sinfonietta's Project Inclusion fellowship 
Chauntee Ross (violinist, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) 
and Danielle Taylor (violist, Chicago, Illinois) who 
will be joining returning fellows Titilayo Ayangade 
(cellist, Chicago, Illinois) and Kyle Dickson (violinist, 
Detroit, Michigan).

The Royal College of Music has announced the 
appointment of Juan-Miguel Hernandez as 
professor of viola, starting immediately. 

Violinist Samuel Nebyu Named Prizewinner of Mozarteum Saltzburg Festival Competition
Samuel Nebyu placed first among more 
than 1,000 violinists at the annual Mozarteum 
Saltzburger Festspiele in Salzburg, Austria.

The Canales Project is a new not-for-profit 
organization that has been created to give 
voice to issues of identity and culture through 
 the arts and conversation.  
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Comment by email: 
Fantastic, thanks so much Bill!  Aaron  
[Aaron P. Dworkin]   

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