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9/28/2012

Aaron Dworkin and Sphinx

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |


Text by: Carren Jao
Illustration by: Jessica de Jesus
Edited by: Elisa Huang
Published: 20 Sept 2012, GOOD



When music educator Aaron Dworkin talks about diversity in the world of classical music, he knows what it means. A MacArthur Fellow in 2005 and President Obama’s first appointee to the National Council on the Arts, Dworkin has earn many accolades, but still remembers that his love for classical music began at home. Adopted at two weeks old, the African-American became part of a white Jewish family in Chicago. It was here that he found his passion for classical music through playing the violin. [read more]

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