Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sphinx Organization: Register Now: SphinxConnect 2021, January 28 to 30!

 Join fellow colleagues in the field and be inspired at SphinxConnect 2021: UNITY, the annual epicenter where artists and leaders in diversity meet from January 28 to 30!

Our digital convening features over 70 speakers exploring topics related to diversity and inclusion in the arts including:

  • Artful Resilience: how musicians innovate in crisis with Jennifer Bowman, Leslie DeShazor, Thomas Mesa, and Elena Urioste examine unique examples of innovation that may lay the pathway for a reimagined normal
  • Socially Vocal: a discussion on race and identity in the arts with Christopher Anderson, Tehvon Fowler-Chapman, Krystal Glass, and Beth Stewart discuss ways to use social platforms to effect change
  • Audiences over the Airwaves with Lara Downes, Terrance McKnight, Garrett McQueen, and Gretchen Nielsen explore the possibility of encouraging positive and constructive change through podcasts and radio
  • Casting Change with Alejandra Valarino Boyer, Julia Bullock, Raquel González, Yuval Sharon, and Davóne Tines share their vision of equity in the opera world
  • Friday Plenary with Baritone and 2019 Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient Will Liverman interviewed by Sphinx LEADer Alexa Smith. Will has been cast to star in The Metropolitan Opera's fall 2021 reopening production of "Fire Shut Up in My Bones," the first opera by a Black composer to be performed on The Metropolitan Opera stage

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