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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CALL FOR ENTRIES

Applications now being accepted for the
20th Annual Sphinx Competition

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NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

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!
  • Join us at SphinxConnect, a career marketplace for musicians of color February 9 – 12, 2017

Sphinx Announces the Transformative
Robert Frederick Smith Prize

“Music is at the core of the African-American and Latino cultural experience, and provides us with a language to inspire, uplift and empower our young people. I partnered with Sphinx to give this prize because Sphinx understands how music transforms lives and through its competition can recognize the very best musicians in the world, ” said Smith about the partnership. Read more…

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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