Music: Heart, Soul and Dollar with Aaron Dworkin speaking at the 2007 Chautauqua Institution Summer Program.
Music: Heart, Soul and Dollar Music hath charms to soothe the beast - or unleash it. Music is integral to identity in culture and society, from our most primitive expressions to the iPod. We will explore cross-cultural music trends and examine how music affects learning and creativity, contributes to economy, and connects performer and audience- Chautauqua Institution
Aaron Dworkin is founder and president of the Sphinx Organization, a national organization devoted to youth development and diversity in classical music. He is a member of the Obama National Arts Policy Committee and was the president's first nominee to the National Council on the Arts. An author, social entrepreneur, education advocate, and an accomplished electric and acoustic violinist, Dworkin has received extensive awards for his work including the Detroit Symphony's Lifetime Achievement Award, National Governors Association Distinguished Service to State Government Award, and Crain's 40 Under 40 Award, among many others. He currently serves on the board of directors of Michigan's University Musical Society, the National Guild for Community Schools of the Arts, the National Society for the Gifted and Talented, and he sits on several strategic planning committees including the League of American Symphony Orchestras. He was a 2005 MacArthur fellow.