Jensen Artists is now booking The Aaron Dworkin Project, featuring social entrepreneur, performing artist, and philanthropist Aaron Dworkin in spoken word performances of his original writing with orchestra or chamber ensemble.
A multi-media performing artist, author, social entrepreneur, artist-citizen, and educator, Aaron continually receives extensive national recognition for his leadership and service to communities. He was named a 2005 MacArthur Fellow, President Obama’s first appointment to the National Council on the Arts, Governor Snyder’s appointment to the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, and serves as dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance – ranked among the top performing arts schools in the nation – where he also teaches arts leadership and entrepreneurship. As founder of the Sphinx Organization, Dworkin created an international organization with a staff and faculty of over 50 and a budget of $5 million that awards more than $1,000,000 in prizes and scholarships annually. The organization serves as the leading advocate for young people and diversity in the arts worldwide.
Aaron has been featured in People Magazine, on NBC’s Today Show and Nightly News, CNN, NPR’s The Story and Performance Today. He has been the subject of articles in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Emerge and Jet Magazines, and many other media outlets, and was named one of Newsweek’s “15 People Who Make America Great.”
He brings his unwavering passion for the arts, diversity, and their role in society to his spoken word performances, collaborating with a breadth of artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Damien Sneed, Anna Deveare Smith, Damian Woetzel, Lil Buck, and others.
Watch Aaron's spoken word performance in The Arts Wall, with Yo-Yo Ma and Lara Downes:
Watch Aaron's spoken word performances with the Kalamazoo Philharmonia:
For more information about The Aaron Dworkin Project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org