As a musician, Aaron Dworkin knows a thing or two about creating beautiful things. An accomplished violinist recognized internationally for his leadership and advocacy of diversity in the performing arts, he serves as dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Dean Dworkin is the founder of Sphinx, a movement to create more diversity in classical music, which involves over 100,000 students nationwide. “One of the most important responsibilities we have to our students is empowering them to engage in rewarding careers related to their field of study,” he says. “It is our goal to significantly increase the career development capacity at the School through practical career guidance and engaged learning opportunities in and outside the classroom.” With this in mind, Dean Dworkin has also developed the EXCEL Program (Excellence in Career Empowerment, Entrepreneurship & Leadership) that conflates the areas of career development and entrepreneurialism.