American Music Challenge

Since 1898, Sinfonia has advanced the cause of American music in our country and abroad through a variety of genres. To encourage continued enthusiasm in pursuit of our noble Object, we issue to chapters the AMERICAN MUSIC CHALLENGE!

The annual American Music Challenge is open to all collegiate chapters and its members. This contest seeks to encourage enthusiastic pursuit of the Fraternity’s commitment to advancing music in America. The three chapters that perform the most American music during the academic school year receive cash prizes totaling $1,800.

It is our hope that Sinfonia’s 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 hope that all brothers and chapters will take on this opportunity with enthusiasm, all to advance our noble Sinfonian ideal to voice the music of our land.

Past Winners

  • 2014-2015

    First Place: Alpha Lambda Chapter – Illinois Wesleyan University
    Second Place: Rho Kappa Chapter – Westminster Choir College

  • 2013-2014

    First Place: Beta Mu Chapter – Central Methodist University
    Second Place: Epsilon Phi Chapter – Capital University
    Third Place: Epsilon Gamma Chapter – University of Central Missouri

  • 2012-2013

    First Place: Upsilon Phi Chapter – Truman State University
    Second Place: Pi Upsilon Chapter – Colorado State University

  • 2011-2012

    First Place: Beta Mu Chapter – Central Methodist University
    Second Place: Pi Chi Chapter – Texas A&M University-Kingsville
    Third Place: Tau Chapter – Kansas State University

  • 2010-2011

    First Place: Eta-Omicron Chapter –
    Second Place: Xi Chapter – University of Kansas
    Third Place: Rho Kappa Chapter – Westminster Choir College

  • 2009-2010

    First Place: Gamma Theta Chapter – University of North Texas
    Second Place: Gamma Beta Chapter – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
    Third Place: Zeta Mu Chapter – Sam Houston State University