Phi Mu Alpha has renewed the American Music Challenge to the Fraternity’s collegiate chapters. This contest, which awards cash prizes totaling $1,800, seeks to encourage enthusiastic pursuit of the Fraternity’s commitment to advancing music in America.
Below is the text of the notification to chapters regarding the American Music Challenge.
For the entirety of our history Sinfonia has advanced the cause of American music. To encourage continued enthusiasm in pursuit of our noble Object, we renew the AMERICAN MUSIC CHALLENGE!
We are pleased to announce that the three chapters of our Fraternity that perform the most American music in the 2013 – 2014 school year will receive cash prizes in the amounts of $800, $600, and $400. It is our hope that Sinfoniaï¿½s strongest chapters in music will use these funds to build upon their successes and become centers for the promotion of the best in American music on their campuses, in their communities, and in the nation.
We’d also like to congratulate last year’s winner, the Upsilon Phi Chapter at Truman State University, and last year’s second place winner, the Pi Upsilon Chapter at Colorado State University. These chapters have displayed a commitment to American Music, and we hope this tradition continues to inspire their efforts!
To take the challenge, simply save documentation of all American music performed by your chapter or collegiate members of your chapter during the 2013 – 2014 school year, and submit it with the signed Application Form so that your documentation is postmarked no later than May 31, 2014. See the attached form for eligibility requirements and instructions.
We hope that all brothers and chapters will take this opportunity with enthusiasm to advance our noble Sinfonian ideal to voice the music of our land.