"Breaking the Sound Barrier" with Afa S. Dworkin, president and artistic director, Sphinx
CoPA Conscious Speaker Series
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in the College of Performing Arts
College of Performing Arts
Named one of Musical America’s Top 30 Influencers in the nation, Kennedy Center’s Human Spirit Award recipient and Detroit Crain’s 40 Under 40, Afa Sadykhly Dworkin is a musical thought leader and cross-sector strategist driving national programming that promotes diversity in classical music. She serves as President and Artistic Director of the Sphinx Organization, the nation’s leading organization transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. In this role, she oversees all fundraising, strategic and artistic initiatives through which Sphinx expands access to classical music education and supports a national roster of distinguished musicians of color, while annually reaching 10,000 through its programming and more than 2 million through live and broadcast audiences.
A moderated Q&A will be led by Dr. Tammy Yi, assistant professor of music education.
About the Series:
The CoPA Conscious Speaker Series facilitates conversations each semester on diversity, equality, and inclusion with performing arts industry leaders who share their experience and vision as artists of the BIPOC community.