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Aaron Dworkin


A long-time Ypsilanti resident who now lives in Ann Arbor, Aaron serves as a tenured professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance as well as a professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Aaron is best known for founding the Sphinx Organization, a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to increasing minority participation in classical music, but also co-founded SonogGrub.com and authored many works including The Entrepreneurial Artist: Lessons from Highly Successful Creatives and Ethos: Rise of Malcolm. Aaron was President Obama’s first appointee to the National Council on the Arts, was Governor Snyder’s appointment to the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, has extensive local and national board experience, and is one of our community’s most well-known nonprofit leaders.

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