Introducing the M-Prize, launching next spring at the School of Music, Theater and Dance at the University of Michigan. It’s the brainchild of the school’s new dean.
He’s Aaron Dworkin, 45, a former MacArthur Fellow and founder of the Sphinx Organization to promote string players from African-American and Latino backgrounds.
Aaron says: ‘Sphinx became a focal point on the lack of diversity in classical music. The M-Prize, by bringing leading young groups here and with a $100,000 grand prize, will bring attention to chamber music. Our goal is to drive the direction of chamber music in this country.’