Aaron Dworkin's "The Masterpiece"

Aaron Dworkin's "The Masterpiece"

Our feelings finally brought into words, brought to us by our Poet-in-Residence.

We return for another talk with our friend Aaron Dworkin – Shar Music’s® Poet-in-Residence. (Or “poetjournalist” as Aaron prefers to be called: a term of his own invention.) We’ve been speaking with Aaron over the past month – he also performed his poetry for us in Shar Music’s® “Vault” (our recording studio).



Working in tandem with Shar Music, Aaron has created a group of poems that relate to classical music, his own life and experience, and the universal process of making art.

Aaron Dworkin is a Poetjournalist, Social Entrepreneur, Performing Artist, Author, Filmmaker, Philanthropist, and Professor of Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be sharing more of Aaron's poetry frequently on our Shar Music Blog, our YouTube Channel and our Social Media accounts, so be sure to stay tuned!

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Aaron Dworkin Aaron Dworkin is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and was President Obama’s first appointment to the National Council on the Arts.; he is a current Professor of Arts Leadership and Fellowship at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance, as well as the founder of the Sphinx Organization, a non-profit dedicated to the development of young Black and Latino classical musicians. He has recorded and collaborated with a diverse range of artists from around the world, including Yo-Yo Ma, Damien Sneed, Anna Deveare Smith, Damian Woetzel, and Lil Buck. He is a best-selling author and the writer of the poetry collection They Said I Wasn’t Really Black.


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