Founder and President, Sphinx Organization
Aaron Dworkin is founder and president of the Sphinx Organization, a national organization devoted to youth development and diversity in classical music. He is a member of the Obama National Arts Policy Committee and was the president’s first nominee to the National Council on the Arts. An author, social entrepreneur, education advocate, and an accomplished electric and acoustic violinist, Dworkin has received extensive awards for his work including the Detroit Symphony’s Lifetime Achievement Award, National Governors Association Distinguished Service to State Government Award, and Crain’s 40 Under 40 Award, among many others. He currently serves on the board of directors of Michigan’s University Musical Society, the National Guild for Community Schools of the Arts, the National Society for the Gifted and Talented, and he sits on several strategic planning committees including the League of American Symphony Orchestras. He was a 2005 MacArthur fellow.