Wednesday, January 28, 2009 'Raisin' the Buzz: At the table with Aaron Dworkin'

Posted by Sidney on January 28, 2009
"Violinist Aaron Dworkin is on unique double mission - to enrich the classical music art form with diverse interpretation, fresh creativity, and artistic excellence and to use classical music education to improve the quality of life for young African Americans and Latinos. He lives this mission as the President and CEO of the Sphinx Organization, a non-profit he founded in 1996. I recently sat down with him to get to know more about him, his work, and his approach to changing our world for the good of all. After reading this interview, please show Aaron Dworkin and the Sphinx Organization some love by offering comments, viewing the Sphinx promotional video, and/or giving support for the impact they are achieving.

"Q: Why did you start The Sphinx Organization?
Dworkin: As a young person, I often found myself to be the only one or one of less than a handful of musicians of color. As a student at the Interlochen Arts Academy, and later, the University of Michigan, in various orchestras and as an audience member, I began to question why this was the case. I decided to do something about it by launching a national competition for young black and Latino string players to address the under representation of these groups in classical music."  [Full Post]  [Aaron P. Dworkin (b. 1970), is profiled at]

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