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U.S. Senate Confirms Presidential Appointment of Sphinx Founder



Aaron_with_violinAaron Dworkin, Founder and President of the Sphinx Organization was confirmed Tuesday, August 2 by the U.S. Senate to serve on the National Council on the Arts.

Dworkin was President Obama's first nominee to the National Council on the Arts in December 2010. Read The Washington Post article.

The council is the advisory body to the National Endowment for the Arts and approves grants and agency policies.

“I am deeply honored that I was considered and selected by the President and confirmed by the Senate,” Dworkin said. “It is my hope that I can play a role in advocating for the arts in our society and access for all young people." Read more in the Detroit Free Press.

Dworkin founded the
Sphinx Organization in 1996, and was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2005 in recognition of his work in bringing diversity to classical music. This year, the Sphinx Organization celebrates its 15th Anniversary and works to build capacity for artistic education and sustainability for educational programming.


Learn more about the
2011 Sphinx Virtuosi National Tour
in a city near you!


CQDon’t miss the Sphinx Virtuosi and Catalyst Quartet as they embark on their fourth annual national tour this fall.







September 19| Mercer College - Macon, GA
September 21| New World Center - Miami, FL
September 23| Sarasota Community - Sarasota, FL
September 25| Beaches Fine Arts Series - Jacksonville, FL
September 27| Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, MI
September 28| Interlochen Center for the Arts - Interlochen, MI

October 2| Harris Theater - Chicago, IL
October 4| University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
October 7| University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Greensboro,  NC
October 12| Carnegie Hall - New York, NY
October 19| Stanford Lively Arts - Stanford, CA

November 4| Charlotte Concerts - Charlotte, NC

The tour has been made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional support from Target and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


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