The Sphinx Organization is the Detroit-based national organization dedicated to
transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Read more…

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS
OF THE 21st ANNUAL SPHINX COMPETITION!

Senior Division Laureates

Rubén Rengel - Violin

Rubén Rengel - Violin

1st Place

Gabriel Martins - Cello

Gabriel Martins - Cello

2nd Place

Randall Goosby - Violin

Randall Goosby - Violin

3rd Place

Junior Division Laureates

Levi Powe - Cello

Levi Powe - Cello

1st Place

Sophia Ayer - Violin

Sophia Ayer - Violin

2nd Place

Sophia Ines Valenti - Violin

Sophia Ines Valenti - Violin

3rd Place

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

Announcing the 2018 Sphinx Medals of Excellence Awardees

J’Nai Bridges, Alexander Laing, and Christine Lamprea will be honored in March 2018. Read more…

Afa S. Dworkin and Aaron P. Dworkin Receive Human Spirit Award

At the Kennedy Center 2017 Spring Gala, Afa and Aaron were recognized as Citizen Artists for founding and leading Sphinx, along with fellow award recipients Sanford and Joan Weill.

Read more about the Gala and awards

Watch a video of Aaron and Afa receiving the award

First Lady Michelle Obama, Sphinx Overture student Joselyn Hernandez, and Afa S. Dworkin.

First Lady Recognizes Sphinx at the White House

On November 15, 2016, Sphinx received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

Read about it in The Detroit News, Crain’s Detroit, and the Flint Journal!

I am just in awe of what Sphinx has accomplished, but even more excited about its future.

Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist, virtuoso, and orchestral composer

I don’t think a day has gone by that the Sphinx family hasn’t played some kind of role in my life…This fine organization is truly a game-changer.

Danielle Belen

Associate Professor, University of Michigan/Faculty, Colburn School

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.

Gabrielle Hooper

Sphinx Performance Academy alum

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Sphinx Organization
400 Renaissance Ctr Ste 2550
Detroit MI 48243
ph: 313-877-9100
fax: 313-887-0164
info@sphinxmusic.org

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