Sphinx recently received a major contribution in support of its work. This generous gift was made by Robert F. Smith, the founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. His $250,000 commitment follows a history of support for young musicians and establishes the “Robert Frederick Smith Prize,” an award that will be bestowed annually upon winners of the Senior Division of the Sphinx Competition.
“Music is at the core of the African-American and Latino cultural experience, and provides us with a language to inspire, uplift and empower our young people. I partnered with Sphinx to give this prize because Sphinx understands how music transforms lives and through its competition can recognize the very best musicians in the world, ” said Smith about the partnership.
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