Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Eugene Rogers & Ailyn Perez
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
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
SphinxConnect and the national Sphinx Competition will take place in Detroit January 31 - February 4, 2018.