We are pleased to announce that Brother Andrew Owen has been appointed to the role of National Historian for a term of three years by National President Kyle Coleman. In this role, Brother Owen will be responsible for the documentation, preparation, and preservation of the records relating to the history and development of the Fraternity.

Dr. Owen (Theta Upsilon Chapter – Delta State University – 2006) is a music historian and teacher currently working towards a certification to teach choral music. Initiated at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, he served as Deputy Province Governor for Province 24 (Mississippi) from 2011 until 2015 and Province Governor from 2015 until 2022. He served as National Historian during the 2015–2018 triennium. He received a Ph.D. in musicology from Louisiana State University, with a dissertation dealing with music as used by various initiatic societies.

Recently he published on YouTube an audiobook of the earliest writings of the founders and early brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. (See below) That project, among several others in progress, is an outgrowth of his belief that enabling brothers to engage effectively with the past will help them fulfill the Object. His work with music is heavily influenced by Brother Burrell’s idea that music is not an end in itself but a means of uplifting others; and that, similarly, the history of the fraternity is not an end in itself but a means of deepening the connection between the brother and the fraternity.

He is also an enthusiast of philosophy, conducting, languages (living, artificial, or ancient), the art of Gregg Shorthand, and reading choral music from individual parts.