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Brother Jeremy Parker named Conductor of Starlight Band

Following a rigorous audition season this summer, Friends of Starlight in Tulsa, Oklahoma have announced that Brother Jeremy Parker (Delta Tau - Oklahoma State University - 1995) has been chosen as the new Conductor of the Starlight Band. Since 1947, Starlight Band has provided free concert band music to live audiences.

August 31st, 2021|

Brother Jovan Wilson named Chief Music Arranger at North Carolina Central University

The Sound Machine of North Carolina Central University has recently named Brother Jovan Wilson as its Chief Music Arranger. Brother Wilson is a 2016 initiate of Sigma Kappa Chapter at Delaware State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in music and later served as Interim Director of Bands. Wilson is

August 22nd, 2021|

Dr. Eric Posada appointed Director of Choral Activities at Angelo State University

Brother Eric Posada (Zeta Sigma - Texas Tech University - 1998) was recently appointed Director of Choral Activities at Angelo State University. Posada is a vibrant and diverse conductor, choral educator, and mentor with seventeen years’ experience at the elementary, middle, high school, collegiate, university, community, church,

August 10th, 2021|

Brother Jeffery Tribble Featured in Empathetic Modern Leader Series

In late July, Brother Jeffery Tribble (Nu Iota - South Carolina State University - 2013), was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine's "Empathetic Modern Leader Series." Brother Tribble has previously been named as one of Magic Johnson’s 32 Under 32 in 2016 and as a Black Enterprise Magazine BE Modern Man. He is

August 7th, 2021|

Delaware State names Brother Sidney Sessoms as Director of Bands

Delaware State University has named Sidney Sessoms, Jr. (Zeta Xi - Lincoln University - 2001) as its Director of Bands alongside Mr. Vincent Adkins as Assistant Director of Bands. Brother Sessoms is an alumnus of Delaware State - he completed his undergraduate education at the University of

August 3rd, 2021|

Scheduled Server Maintenance for National Headquarters

Scheduled Maintenance – Saturday, June 5, 2021 The Fraternity will be performing routine maintenance on various internal structures, including email servers, this Saturday from 2:00 am to 8:00 am CDT. During this time, some functions within member portals and email exchange may be limited. Most MySinfonia functionality should be accessible, although file links

June 4th, 2021|

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|