Musica: Sphinx Competition Takes Place February 8th -12th 2012

The Sphinx Competition presented by DTE Energy Foundation is held every year in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan. The competition is open to all Junior High, High School, and College age Black and Latino string players residing in the U.S. The Sphinx Competition offers young Black and Latino classical string players a chance to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and to perform with established professional musicians in a competition setting. Its primary goals are to encourage, develop and recognize classical music talent in the Black and Latino communities. The 2012 Competition will be held February 8th through February 12th. During the competition week, Semi-Finalists receive coachings and master classes from the jury members.

The Junior Division Honors Concert features the three Junior Division finalists competing for final placement accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. This free concert focuses on participation by young audiences from around the state of Michigan. There are two major concerts for the competition
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 12:00 Noon
in Ann Arbor, MI.
Free and open to the public.

For tickets please contact
Omari Rush

The Finals Concert is hosted by the Detroit Symphony at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Michigan. The top three finalists of the Senior Division will compete for placement accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra.

Finals Concert Info:
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 2:00 pm
Orchestra Hall, Detroit, MI

For tickets please contact
Margaret Cassetto
313-877-9100 x714

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