Sphinx alum Melissa White in Istanbul.

The Sphinx Global Scholars program takes our vision of diversity in the arts around the world. Although underserved groups look different worldwide, Sphinx brings 20 years of experience in engaging those typically excluded from classical music and works to share these best practices with our international partners.  Through this program, Sphinx artists travel across the globe to serve as cultural ambassadors who engage in teaching, learning and performing abroad.

As Sphinx Global Scholars our musicians:

  • Teach in schools and programs across the world with a focus on underserved populations
  • Learn from professionals abroad, in addition to understanding new cultures
  • Perform for a wide range of audiences, promoting diverse repertoire

Sphinx Global Scholars have held residencies in UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Venezuela, Colombia, South Africa, Turkey, Azerbaijan among other countries.

Global Symposium on Diversity and Inclusion in Classical Music
July 18, 2016, Southbank Centre, London

Presented by the Sphinx Organization in partnership with
Chineke! Foundation, London Music Masters, Sistema Europe and Southbank Centre

The first in its series, this gathering aims to illuminate the current best practices, challenges, and solutions surrounding the lack of diversity and inclusion in classical music. The symposium will serve as a forum to examine on diversity in:

  • the pipeline and its early stages (Primary and Secondary school level initiatives and efforts)
  • higher education
  • orchestral realm
  • artistic administration/administrative leadership

Download the Symposium program (PDF)


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