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Funds Dry Up for Largest Chamber Music Competition


Announced in October 2015, the M-Prize chamber music competition will not continue in 2019. For three years, M-Prize, with its $100,000 grand prize, was the biggest chamber music competition in the world. Launched by Sphinx Organization founder and former University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) Dean Aaron Dworkin, the competition was based at the University of Michigan school. In its inaugural year, the event received 172 applications from 13 countries and distributed $199,000 in price money. Dworkin resigned as SMTD dean last spring and the school said that it regrets that financial support for the competition cannot be sustained.

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