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(Mahwah) – The Sphinx Quartet will perform Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m. in the York Room on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  The performance is part of the College’s York Room Salon Series.

The Sphinx Quartet, composed of distinguished alumni of the national Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players, have the ability to fill a concert venue with an energy that excites and enriches the audience.

These young artists made their Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 and have become leaders in making diversity in classical music an onstage reality.  In its fifth year as a professional ensemble, the Sphinx Quartet has established itself as one of the leading emerging quartets in the country.  They have demonstrated dedication and commitment to music education as well as to the development of new audiences of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds.

The Sphinx Organization, which sponsors the Sphinx Competition, strives to make classical music to reflect cultural diversity and play a role in the everyday lives of youth.  The organization’s mission is to increase the participation of Blacks and Latinos in music schools, as professional musicians, as classical music audiences and to enhance K-12 music education.

Tickets for The Sphinx Quartet are $13 and include refreshments.  The York Room is located in the Birch Mansion of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  For more information call 201.684.7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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