2014 Sphinx Organization Medals of Excellence Winners

For over a decade the D'Addario Foundation has supported the efforts of the Sphinx Organization

The annual Sphinx Medals of Excellence honor extraordinary Black and Latino leaders in music who, early in their career, demonstrate artistic excellence, outstanding work ethic, a spirit of determination, and leadership. On March 19, 2014, Sphinx for the third time in its history, honored these three leaders whose accomplishments distinguish them among musicians in the field: Damien SneedCarla Dirlikov, and Pedrito Martinez. The recipients were honored at a black-tie dinner in Washington D.C. and the awards also carried a $50,000 career grant to further their professional pursuits.

“The incredible success that Damien, Carla and Pedrito have already achieved is a clear indication that diversity and artistic excellence play important roles in music and in our communities,” said Sphinx Founder and President, Aaron P. Dworkin.