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Interview: Aaron Dworkin, President-Sphinx Organization

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Aaron Dworkin, President and Founder of the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization drops in on Patrick D. McCoy, The African American Voice in Classical Music to discuss his recent appointment to National Council on Arts.  He was confirmed on Tuesday by the Senate and will serve a six year term.  Dworkin, was nominated for the post last year by President Barack Obama.  Dworkin started the Sphinx Organization to provide opportunties for Black and Latino string players in addition to advocating for the arts.  The Sphinx Organization is known for its annual string competition, which showcases some of nation's most exceptional minority string players. Beginning with a very small budget, the organization is certainly a success story.  Dworkin is a graduate of the University of Michigan.