The Sphinx Organization is celebrating 25 years of transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Founded in 1997 by violinist Aaron P. Dworkin, the Sphinx Organization is currently led by Artistic Director and President Afa S. Dworkin. In its 25 years, the organization has created a robust space for more than 1,000 Black and brown classical string players to realize their dreams of becoming professional musicians and music leaders.

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“American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson sits down with Achia Floyd, the Sphinx Organization director of foundation and government partnerships, to talk about the organization’s role in diversifying the classical music landscape over the past two and a half decades. Plus, they talk about the pandemic’s impact on the arts and the organization’s return to an in-person Sphinx Competition in 2023. 

Plus, Watch the Sphinx Competition 2023 senior division winner Njioma Chinyere Grevious, a violinist from Boston, perform at the 26th annual Sphinx Competition in Detroit in January. Grevious is an award-winning violinist and a versatile solo, chamber and orchestral musician who graduated from The Juilliard School. She’s also a founding member of the Aboe Quartet.

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