Written by Laurie Niles
Published: March 21, 2015 at 3:04 AM [UTC]
The appointment is for a five-year term beginning this summer. He was also appointed as the Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music and tenured professor of strings.
Dworkin, 44, is a violinist with both a bachelor's and master's degree in music from the University of Michigan. In 1996, he founded the Sphinx Organization to help increase diversity in the arts. The Sphinx Competition for black and Latino string players takes place every year in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Dworkin received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2005 for his work with Sphinx.
Dworkin succeeds Christopher Kendall, who served two consecutive five-year terms.
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