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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|

Sinfonia Booth returns to TMEA

This year Phi Mu Alpha will be returning for the Texas Music Educators Association's 2019 Convention, taking place on February 13th through February 16th in San Antonio, Texas. As an annual event, the TMEA Convention brings nearly 30,000 visitors from across the country. Not only can one experience terrific performances but can also have

January 31st, 2019|

2014 National Headquarters Internships Announced

Internship applications are no longer being accepted. Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes and see how the Fraternity truly works? Do you Love Phi Mu Alpha? Do you want to make a difference? If you agree with these sentiments, then this announcement is for you! Phi Mu Alpha is pleased

April 17th, 2014|

Signature Sinfonian & Volunteer of the Year Nominations

Each year the Fraternity presents awards to deserving members for a number of reasons. Many are the brothers who contribute either directly to Sinfonia, or indirectly by furthering our ideals and goals through their lives and endeavors.  The Signature Sinfonian award recognizes alumni members who have achieved a high standard of accomplishment in their

February 19th, 2014|

Sinfonia Educational Foundation Scholarships Now Available; Applications Due March 1

The Sinfonia Educational Foundation is proud to announce the availability of $12,000 in scholarships to collegiate Sinfonians. Applications for the scholarships, which range from $500 to $5,000, are due to be received at the Headquarters by March 1, 2014.  Complete information on the scholarships, including the application form and submission instructions, is available on

January 21st, 2014|

Brother H.O. Reed Passes at 103

Dr. H. Owen Reed, Zeta (Missouri) 1931, has passed away at the age of 103. A 1976 retiree from Michigan State's music faculty, Brother Reed enjoyed an accomplished career as composer and educator. He is perhaps best known for his band works "La Fiesta Mexicana" and "For the Unfortunate," and his other published works include

January 7th, 2014|

Lyrecrest Closed Dec. 6

The National Headquarters is closed today, Friday, Dec. 6 due to inclement weather in Evansville, IN. Responses to calls, emails, and other inquiries may be delayed until we are able to resume normal operations. We will respond to all requests as soon as we are able, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may

December 6th, 2013|

Sinfonia Step Sing at Midwest Clinic

The Midwest Clinic is one of the largest and most prestigious music conferences in the country. Each December in Chicago, IL thousands of musicians and educators come together for a variety of purposes. Phi Mu Alpha has had a presence at the Midwest Clinic for over a decade in the form of an exhibition

November 27th, 2013|

Robert B. Washburn, Dead at 85

The State University of New York at Potsdam and it's Crane School of Music has reported the passing of Brother Robert Washburn, Theta Iota (SUNY-Potsdam) '67. Brother Washburn earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Crane, joined its faculty in 1954, and served as its Dean from 1982 to 1985. He earned a Ph.D. in composition

November 20th, 2013|

2013/2014 T-Shirt Design Contest

In 2011, we launched the first ever Phi Mu Alpha t-shirt design contest. The winning entry debuted at the 2012 National Convention and is currently one of the Sinfonia Store's best selling items. The winner received free registration to the 2012 National Convention. We are renewing the contest for the 2013/2014 school year.  Deadline

August 30th, 2013|