Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sphinx Monthly Headlines - April, 2017: Sphinx Medals of Excellence Recipients Honored at the Supreme Court; Lara Downes Launches "Just Like a Woman"

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Eugene Rogers & Ailyn Perez
(Kevin Kennedy)
Sphinx honored three outstanding artists of color whose accomplishments distinguish them among musicians in the field: from left, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Eugene Rogers, and Ailyn Perez. These talented musicians were presented the Sphinx Medal of Excellence at a private luncheon at the Kennedy Center, graciously hosted by Deborah Rutter (The Kennedy Center) and Damian Woetzel (The Aspen Institute), before attending a gala dinner at the Supreme Court of the United States. The luncheon also featured a special performance by Annelle Gregory, the 2017 Robert F. Smith Prize recipient and First Place Laureate of the Sphinx Competition.

Annelle K. Gregory & Robert F. Smith
(Kevin Kennedy)

The 2017 Sphinx Medals of Excellence is generously underwritten by lead supporters William H. Carson, M.D. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., with additional support from Victoria Robey, The John D. Evans Foundation, Anthony & Adela Glover, Ken & Penny Fischer, Alexei & Marcelo Remizov, R. Lucia Riddle, Judith Batty, Drs. Christine & Gerald Zelenock, and Sir Cesare L. Santeramo KCSJ.


The Sphinx Performance Academy is now accepting applications for summer 2017. We will be returning to Roosevelt University from June 30 - July 14, 2017, and we're excited to announce a new partnership with the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. They will be hosting this summer's session from July 23 - August 6, 2017.

Application deadline is Wednesday, April 12, 2017
 Get more information and apply at SphinxSPA.FluidReview.com

SphinxConnect and the national Sphinx Competition will take place in Detroit January 31 - February 4, 2018. 
Sphinx Competition info here, SphinxConnect information here!

We are thrilled to announce the complete repertoire list for the upcoming national Sphinx Competition sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation. The Sphinx Competition offers young Black and Latino classical string players a chance to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and to perform with established professional musicians in a competition setting. Its primary goals are to encourage, develop and recognize classical music talent in the Black and Latino communities.

Application deadline is Monday, November 6, 2017

Sphinx is seeking session proposals for SphinxConnect 2018, the epicenter for artists and leaders in diversity. If you are interested in proposing session content for this exciting convening in Detroit January 31 - February 4, 2018, the deadline is April 21, 2017!

Sphinx Medals of Excellence recipient Lara Downes is launching a project called "Just Like a Woman," making a series of music videos featuring the work of women writers and composers.

Get more info at LaraDownes.com
Sphinx Alumni to attend Bowdoin

Sphinx Alumni Alexandra Switala and Nicholas Abrahams will be attending Bowdoin Summer Music Festival for the summer of 2017.

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