Sinfonia Summit Presenter Highlights

This summer will mark the first-ever Sinfonia Summit! The event is being hosted right down the road from our National Headquarters at the University of Southern Indiana, here in Evansville, Indiana. Join us for an extended weekend of fun, Brotherhood, and the opportunity to grow as a leader. 

Phi Mu Alpha’s Summer Sinfonia Summit is a collegiate member event focused on building better men and leaders through presentations and breakout sessions that focus on Sinfonian values. Sinfonia Summit provides a forum for current and emerging collegiate leaders to share ideas, ask questions, and gain a fresh perspective.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn from an incredible lineup of presenters and Brothers all across the country.

Meet the Presenters

Justin Jones-Fosu

He is the author of two books, the most recent being “Finding Your Glasses: Revealing and Achieving Authentic Success,” which challenges the reader to live a life of success based on their core values. Justin obtained his MBA specializing in Leadership and Organizational Change. He has also gained valuable leadership experience with three Fortune 500 companies as well as by consulting with individuals and small business on strategy, leadership, diversity and organizational development. In 2008, Justin was named as one of EBONY Magazines “30 Young Leaders on the Rise” and was voted as a “HOT ACT” by Campus Activities Magazine in 2015.  He has been featured in SMART CEO Magazine, the Baltimore Business Journal and other publications.  Justin was a fraternity leader, president of 3 campus organizations, and on the SGA Executive Board (not all at the same time)!

If you only remember a few things about Justin, it’s that he is madly in love with his wife and loves being a dad. He believes that these are more important than any accomplishments, recognition, or accolades!

Jari A. Villanueva

Brother Villanueva is retired from the United States Air Force, where he spent 23 years with The USAF Band in Washington, DC. While in the Air Force, he was the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of The USAF Band’s State Funeral Plans and was the NCOIC of the command post at Andrews AFB which oversaw the arrival and departure ceremonies for the late Presidents Reagan and Ford. As a ceremonial trumpeter, Brother Villanueva participated in well over 5,000 ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, and served as an assistant drum major leading The USAF Ceremonial Brass in funerals at Arlington. He was responsible for all the music performed by the USAF Bands for state funerals. Between 1998 and 2002, Brother Villanueva created a display at Arlington National Cemetery highlighting the history of the military bugler. He was responsible for moving the bugle used at President John F. Kennedy’s funeral from the Smithsonian to Arlington, where it is currently on display. In 2007, Brother Villanueva was inducted into the Buglers Hall of Fame, the first active duty military bugler to be so honored.

From 2008 to 2017,  Brother Villanueva worked for the Maryland Military Department, serving as the Director of Veterans Affairs, Maryland National Guard Honor Guard (MDNGHG). The mission of the MDNGHG is to provide Military Funeral Honors to Armed Forces Veterans in Maryland. The Honor Guard performs over 3,500 ceremonies each year. He is also retired as a conductor/commander of the Maryland Defense Force Band and retired at the rank of Lt Colonel (MDDF) in the Maryland Military Department.

Brother Villanueva’s military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal, an Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, an Air Force Good Conduct Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with one service star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Maryland Distinguished Service Cross, the State of Maryland Meritorious Service Medal and the State of Maryland Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster.

To learn more about Brother Villanueva, check out his blog at tapsbugler.com

J. Chase Moore

Brother Chase Moore was initiated at the Omicron Psi Chapter at Eastern Kentucky University in 2011. He currently serves as the Chair of the Music Department, Director of Musical Theatre, and Associate Professor of Music at Eastern Arizona College, where he directs one choral ensemble and teaches undergraduate courses in piano and general music. As an active choral clinician and conductor, Mr. Moore has worked with various choirs in Arizona, Kentucky, and Tennessee, including Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity’s Men of Song chorus.  His choral ensemble has toured throughout southeast Arizona and

Brother Moore maintains an active schedule as a conductor, pianist, and adjudicator. He recently presented at the Arizona Thespian Festival about vocal health with the young singer. He also performs frequently as a guest pianist and accompanist nationally. In the upcoming year, he will be performing Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81, Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango, and will be performing a guest piano recital at West Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. Chase continues to be very active within the Arizona Choral Director’s Association.

In addition to his college responsibilities, he serves as the Music Director at Safford First United Methodist Church in Safford, Arizona. A lifelong church musician, he has previously served in Southern Baptist Churches in Kentucky. A native of Somerset, Kentucky, he frequently played in churches across the Bluegrass for 16 years.

Brother Moore received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Eastern Kentucky University – with a second emphasis in piano performance. He has studied conducting with Richard Waters and piano with Richard A. Crosby, and has conducted in master classes led by Jeffrey Redding and Eugene Rogers. He holds active memberships in the American Choral Directors Association, Music Teachers National Association, and National Association of Music Education. He currently resides in Thatcher, Arizona.

Mark R. Lichtenberg

Beyond his official duties, Mark helped to develop the Mills Music Mission and is one of the primary authors of the Guide to Color Nights. His Comparative Study of the Initiation Rituals of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and work on the 2009 revision of the Initiation Ritual is an enormous contribution to the Fraternity’s body of knowledge. Brother Lichtenberg’s influence and teaching over the last decade has resulted in accuracy and consistency in the staging of the Ritual throughout the country and has improved fraternity education overall.

Brother Lichtenberg received Bachelor of Music degrees in Applied Music and Music Education from Bradley University and a Master of Music Education from Kent State University. He is currently employed as UniServ Director for Area 20 of the Indiana State Teachers Association, serving school districts in Southwestern Indiana. Mark currently resides in Evansville, Indiana and enjoys spending time with his family.

Edward A. Klint

Brother Klint has served the Fraternity in numerous capacities. He was elected Collegiate Province Representative from Province 5 and later elected as the inaugural secretary of the CPR Council. Ed has served on the Commission on Standards, Alumni Affairs Committee, and Legislative Committee and served as parliamentarian at two National Assemblies.

He has held positions on the National Headquarters staff as Sinfonia Development Director and National Executive Director. While on staff, Ed introduced a printed four-color Sinfonian magazine, initiated the Colony Program, created the Red & Black for collegiate news, developed an expanded hard-bound Themes for Brotherhood manual, installed the first networked computer system at Lyrecrest, promoted the Fraternity’s return to larger scale hotel-based National Conventions, and developed the first formal leadership training program, which debuted as Leadership One at the 1985 National Assembly in Atlanta.

Brother Klint was recognized for his service at the 1988 National Assembly in Kansas City, where he was presented with the inaugural Ossian E. Mills Award. Brother Klint served as governor of Province 28 from 1988 – 1994, and later as governor of Province 3 from 1994 – 1998. He also served as a trustee of the Sinfonia Foundation. Ed has presented numerous leadership seminars, motivational speeches, and membership development workshops at the province, regional and national level. He currently serves on the National Staff as the Executive Director.

https://tempmailo.com/
May 16th, 2019|
X