The Sphinx Organization is the Detroit-based national organization dedicated to
transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Read more…
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS
OF THE 20TH ANNUAL SPHINX COMPETITION!
Senior Division Laureates
Annelle K. Gregory - Violin
1st Place $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith Prize
Santiago Cañón-Valencia - Cello
Gabriel Martins - Cello
Junior Division Laureates
Ifetayo Ali-Landing - Cello
Katia Tesarczyk Parraguez - Violin
Joshua McClendon - Cello
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
First Lady Michelle Obama, Sphinx Overture student Joselyn Hernandez, and Afa S. Dworkin.
On its 20th anniversary, Sphinx presents a historic new work featuring the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club
The Sphinx Organization and the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club are pleased to announce a partnership in presenting a newly composed work titled “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” by composer Joel Thompson. This commission is made possible in part with the support of Linda and Stuart Nelson.
This is a powerful multi-movement work honoring the lives of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Kenneth Chamberlain, Amadou Diallo, and John Crawford. Read more…
20 Years 2 Million Stories
2017 marks the Sphinx Organization’s 20th anniversary. We celebrate this milestone and the partners who have helped uplift and transform the lives of thousands of students, musicians, and arts entrepreneurs, as well as millions of audience members around the world.
CELEBRATE WITH US!
Sphinx is asking YOU to be a part of our celebration of 20 Years, 2 Million Stories! We encourage anyone and everyone who has been touched by Sphinx’s mission to share their story of any length with us, by posting on facebook with the hashtag #SphinxStories. We can’t wait to hear your contributions!
Robert Smith with the Sphinx Virtuosi. Photo: Brian Hatton Photography
Robert Smith presented with Sphinx Trailblazer Award
During the October 20 Sphinx Virtuosi performance at Carnegie Hall, the Sphinx Organization was thrilled to present Robert Smith with the first Sphinx Trailblazer Award, in recognition for his commitment to social justice and the arts. The award was presented by Aaron Dworkin, Dr. William H. Carson, and Afa S. Dworkin.
I have grown because of Sphinx and will continue to grow propelled by the tremendous support of the Sphinx community. Where I will go is undetermined, but I know I will go far. Sphinx has ensured it.