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Brother Robert Istad wins Grammy for Best Choral Performance

Congratulations to Brother Robert Istad (Zeta Beta Chapter - Augustana College - 1994) on winning a Grammy for Best Choral Performance during the 64th Annual Grammy Awards! He won this award alongside a team of conductors and chorus masters for their recording of “Mahler: Symphony No. 8, “Symphony Of A Thousand.”

April 5th, 2022|

Yamaha’s 2022 Class of “40 Under 40” Music Educators

Last year, Yamaha launched the "40 Under 40" music education advocacy program to celebrate and recognize outstanding music educators who are making a difference by growing and strengthening their music programs. These remarkable teachers share the joy and power of music-making with their students who range from transitional kindergarteners to college undergrads.   We

March 2nd, 2022|

Dr. Joseph Jefferson named the 2022 Ellis Marsalis, Jr. Jazz Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Brother Joseph Jefferson, who was recognized on January 6, 2022, by the Jazz Education Network with the Ellis Marsalis, Jr. Jazz Educator of the Year Award. This award, named after Brother Ellis Marsallis, Jr. (Delta Epsilon Chapter - 1965), recognizes an outstanding collegiate or university educator with a focus on

February 28th, 2022|

Brother John McClain named OMEA’s Outstanding Young Music Educator

Congratulations to Brother John McClain (Epsilon Phi Chapter - 2011) on being named Ohio Music Education Association's Outstanding Young Music Educator of the Year! This award recognizes a music teacher who goes beyond the normal teaching duties in promoting music education and the arts in their school system, community, region, and/or

February 23rd, 2022|

Early Registration Pricing for the 57th National Convention Extended

Phi Mu Alpha's National President, Mark Lichtenberg, has extended early registration pricing for the 57th National Convention one extra month. The new early registration deadline is now April 1, 2022. This change is in light of the pending National Council vote to alter the voting body, known as the National Assembly, for the

February 23rd, 2022|

57th National Convention Hotel Registration Open

Stay Where The Convention Action Is Happening Brothers planning to attend the 57th National Convention can now book their room at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in downtown St. Louis. Staying at the Official Convention Hotel helps to ensure the best possible experience while attending National Convention. Convention Registrants get access

January 31st, 2022|

Brother Brandon West Named Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Virginia

Brother Brandon West will join the University of Virginia Faculty as the new Assistant Director of Bands and as a Marching Percussion Instructor. After graduating from Grays Creek High School, Brandon enrolled at the University of North Carolina - Pembroke, where he received his Bachelors in Music Education. In 2013, Brother

January 13th, 2022|

Brother Mike Nicholson Re-Elected as Mayor of Gardner, MA

On January 3, 2022, Brother Mike Nicholson (Sigma Alpha Chapter - University of Massachusetts-Amherst - 2013) was sworn in for his second term as the Mayor of Gardner, Massachusetts. Brother Nicholson was first elected in June 2020 as part of a special election in which he received 70% of the votes

January 12th, 2022|

Spring 2022 National per Capita Taxes and Fees Assessed

All current listed collegiate members have been charged $82.00 for the Spring 2022 National per Capita Taxes and Fees in accordance with the National Constitution & Bylaws. Any accounts that were in arrears from Fall 2021 have been assessed a $15 Late Fee. Brothers may begin paying their financial obligation for Spring 2022

January 7th, 2022|

Brother Leo Williams elected to Durham City Council

Congratulations to Brother Leo Williams on his recent election to the Durham City Council in North Carolina. As a local small-business owner, Brother Williams hopes to translate first-hand entrepreneurial experience into positive change and greater prosperity for the Durham community. In 2006, Leo was initiated into Phi Mu Alpha by the

January 6th, 2022|