Violinist Aaron Dworkin Sworn to National Council on the Arts
"The U.S. Senate has confirmed African American violinist Aaron Dworkin to serve on the National Council on the Arts on Tuesday.
Dworkin, President Obama’s first nominee to the National Council on the Arts and a 2005 MacArthur Fellow, is the Founder and President of the Sphinx Organization, a national, non-profit organization which helps to increase the participation of Blacks and Latinos in the field of classical music.
As a member of the The National Council, Dworkin will advise the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts on policy and programs, oversea funding guidelines and recommend individuals or organizations to receive the National Medal of Arts, a Presidential award recognizing outstanding contribution to the arts in America.
“I am deeply honored that I was considered and selected by the President and confirmed by the Senate,” Dworkin said Wednesday. “It is my hope that I can play a role in advocating for the arts in our society and access for all young people.”
Dworkin received his Bachelors and Masters in violin performance at the University Of Michigan School Of Music and will appear at the Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall on October 12.”
Quoted from the original article by MRBIENST here.