July 26, 2021
Sphinx Organization Announces Recipients of the 2022 Sphinx Medals Of Excellence
L-r: Michelle Cann, Randall Goosby, and Karen Slack. 
Photo of Michelle Cann by Steven Mareazi Willis; Photo of Randall Goosby by Kaupo Kikkas; Photo of Karen Slack by Kia Caldwell.
L-r: Michelle Cann, Randall Goosby, and Karen Slack. Photo of Michelle Cann by Steven Mareazi Willis; Photo of Randall Goosby by Kaupo Kikkas; Photo of Karen Slack by Kia Caldwell.

Pianist Michelle Cann, violinist Randall Goosby, and soprano Karen Slack each receive the Sphinx Medal of Excellence and a $50,000 career grant

DETROIT, MICHIGAN (JULY 26, 2021) — The Sphinx Organization has announced the three recipients of the 2022 Sphinx Medals of Excellence: pianist Michelle Cann, violinist Randall Goosby, and soprano Karen Slack.


The Sphinx Medal of Excellence is the highest honor bestowed by the Sphinx Organization, the social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, and comes with a $50,000 career grant. The medal recognizes extraordinary classical musicians of color. Recipients are artists who early in their career demonstrate artistic excellence, outstanding work ethic, a spirit of determination, and an ongoing commitment to leadership and their communities.

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