Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mott Foundation Renews $100,000 Grant to 'Sphinx Overture' Program in Flint, MI Schools

[Aaron Dworkin (b. 1970)]

The Mott Foundation has awarded a renewal grant of $100,000 for the calendar year 2011 to the Sphinx Organization, to allow expansion of the Sphinx Overture program in schools in Flint and Genesee County:

“Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

“This renewal grant will provide continued support to the Sphinx Organization to offer a continuum of music instruction to underserved students in Flint, Michigan. The Sphinx Overture program, which introduces students to classical music and the violin, will expand to six Flint elementary schools. The program will provide students with free group violin lessons after school. Students from the program will be eligible for additional private lessons at the school from program instructors and for scholarships to take more advanced violin lessons and classes at the Flint Institute of Music at no cost. In addition, the Catalyst Quartet, a premier ensemble comprised of Sphinx competition alumni, will come to Flint for a residency. These experienced artists will provide master classes, lessons, and chamber music coaching to students and hold free public performances for the community.” [The Sphinx Organization was founded in 1996 by violinist Aaron P. Dworkin (b. 1970), who is profiled at AfriClassical.com.]

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