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Celebrating 50 Years at Lyrecrest

A Golden Anniversary On August 14, 1970, 50 years ago, today, after a summer of searching and negotiating, Phi Mu Alpha moved into a gracious 14-room home on five acres of rolling woodland in Evansville, Indiana. This would mark the first time in its 72-year history that the Sinfonia established its own

August 14th, 2020|

Brother Kenneth Fuchs Premieres “Point of Tranquility”

Congratulations to Brother Kenneth Fuchs, who will be premiering his seventh Naxos release, an album of seven works for symphonic winds recorded by the premier the United States Coast Guard Band. The recording will be released globally this Friday, August 14, 2020. Coincidently, on the 50th Anniversary of the Fraternity's National Headquarters of

August 12th, 2020|

Scheduled Maintenance Planned for MySinfonia

Scheduled Maintenance - Wednesday, August 12, 2020 The Fraternity will be performing required maintenance on our member portal, MySinfonia, this afternoon from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm CDT. During this time, access to MySinfonia may be unavailable to users.  We appreciate your patience as we work to make improvements to infrastructure and offer

August 12th, 2020|

The Virtual Sinfonian Choir – A Call to Brotherhood in Music

"The bond of Sinfonia Brotherhood now extends throughout the length and breadth of our country. Never before have such cordial relations and mutual interest existed among the leading musical schools of learning. Never before has a like number of musicians and students of music been banded together by such bonds of real brotherhood.

June 11th, 2020|

Celebrate the Holidays with Music – Winter 2019

Share the Gift of Music this Holiday Season For many, the holidays are a joyous time of year, one that brings about fond memories and quality time with friends and family. However, many others are not as fortunate, and the holidays can be a very difficult time. Some people will find themselves

December 10th, 2019|

Sinfonia Booth Returns to Midwest Clinic

The Brothers of Phi Mu Alpha are excited to join thousands in Chicago, Illinois, from December 18-21, 2019, for the 73rd Annual Midwest Clinic! Over 18,000 people benefit from the wide array of educational clinics, reading sessions, concerts, and exhibits during the four-day conference. Since the early 1990s, Phi Mu Alpha has been

December 5th, 2019|

Sinfonia Honors the Memory of Dr. Olin G. Parker

“Music is the essence of humanness.” On August 5, 2019, Brother Olin G. Parker passed peacefully, surrounded by family at his home in Greenville, North Carolina. The Brotherhood of Phi Mu Alpha mourns the passing of a man who was of upright character and dedicated to true Sinfonian ideals. We shall

August 13th, 2019|

Sinfonia to be at DCI World Championship Finals

All roads lead to Indianapolis August 8-10, 2019, as the top corps compete for the title of DCI World Class Champion. Phi Mu Alpha will once again join fans of Marching Music's Major League nationwide at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the conclusion of the 2019 DCI Tour. This year's tour spanned

July 30th, 2019|

Sinfonia Mourns the Passing of Holocaust Survivor Eva Mozes Kor

"I want my time on this earth to count for something." Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia joins Indiana and the world in mourning the passing of Eva Mozes Kor (January 30, 1934 – July 4, 2019), who passed away peacefully at the age of 85 in Krakow, Poland, while leading the

July 8th, 2019|

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia to be at BHS International Convention in Salt Lake City

The Barbershop Harmony Society will hold it's International Convention July 1-7, 2019, at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity is excited to take part in the action and once again join Barbershoppers from across the nation in a week of camaraderie and harmony. The Sinfonia Booth

June 18th, 2019|

American Masters: Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices

"Robert Shaw made us sing with one voice, and the world stopped and listened." On June 21st, 2019, PBS will feature Brother Robert Shaw as the newest addition to its series, American Masters with Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices. Shaw was a 1945 initiate of the Alpha Chi Chapter at the University

June 7th, 2019|

Commemorating D-Day: 75 Years

The Invasion of Normandy "The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." General Dwight D. Eisenhower, D-Day Message (June 6, 1944) Seventy-five years ago today, allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, on the northwestern coast of France, sparking the

June 6th, 2019|

Phi Mu Alpha Sponsors DRUMS on the OHIO

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity is proud to announce that it will be the presenting sponsor for DRUMS on the OHIO this year.  As a continuation of the Fraternity's commitment to impacting the Evansville area in a way that promotes our object, we are excited to help bring a

May 21st, 2019|

National Mills Music Mission Week

Music that Makes a Difference "I can think of no better exemplification of Sinfonia’s ideal to uplift others with music than the Mills Music Mission. It is my sincere hope that all Sinfonians will take this opportunity to honor the work of our Founder, Ossian E. Mills, whose Flower Missions took place

March 19th, 2019|

Important Notice: Spring Chapter Reports Available

Chapter Reports Are Available Spring 2019 Chapter Report Forms are now available for submission. Chapter reporting is essential for ensuring your chapter's information stays current and an important component of keeping your chapter's roster in check. Chapter Presidents should work closely with their Secretaries, Treasurers, and Faculty Advisors to ensure their

February 15th, 2019|