Center partners with Sphinx Organization

12/17/2013 11:49:28 AM


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Center for the Performing Arts
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Center partners with Sphinx Organization

Focus is to increase diversity in all aspects of the performing arts

Carmel (Dec. 17, 2013) – The Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the Sphinx Organization to promote diversity in classical music and the performing arts. As a program partner, the Center will offer promotional consideration to the Sphinx Organization’s annual SphinxCon, a professional gathering of musicians and arts leaders.

“The Sphinx Organization is committed to building new classical music opportunities for people of color, a goal that the Center for the Performing Arts is proud to support,” said Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, the President/CEO at the Center for the Performing Arts. “The arts and music are dynamic agents for community building. I believe the arts bring people together from all walks of life, economic structures, all ethnicities, and languages. It is an honor to work toward our shared goals.”

The Feb. 21-23 SphinxCon brings together leaders from all disciplines of the performing arts to share ideas, challenges, successes, and lessons learned in the pursuit of increased diversity in all aspects of the performing arts sector. Organizations working in all aspects of the performing arts share challenges and interests in diversity, whether it be engaging diverse audiences, building diversity among program participants, or supporting the structural work organizations are doing around diversity.

The Sphinx Organization is a national non-profit founded in 1996 by Aaron P. Dworkin and Carrie A.Chester. A violinist himself, Dworkin founded the organization to help overcome the cultural stereotype of classical music, and to encourage the participation of Blacks and Latinos in the field. Chester currently teaches at Burns Park Elementary in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. She is a strong proponent of public education and actively works to eliminate predictable racial disparities in our schools.

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