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Volunteer Leadership Positions Available

From time to time, the Fraternity has openings in its volunteer leadership ranks, and conducts open searches for potential candidates. We are currently seeking candidates for the Province Governor position in Province 17, which covers Upstate New York. Interested candidates will ideally be located within reasonable proximity of the chapters in the Province,

February 14th, 2019|

During the Month of September, President Mark Lichtenberg issued a new Sinfonia Song Challenge - Sinfonia, Sinfonia (Our Songs to Thee We Sing) written by Harris/Crosby. It seemed fitting for our Former National President, Brother Richard A. Crosby, to judge the entries for this particular challenge. Congratulations to the Gamma Theta Chapter at the University of North Texas on

February 13th, 2017|

Fireside West – Registration Open

  Fireside West Registration Open Continuing their dedication to strong fraternity education practices and resources, National President Mark Lichtenberg and former National President John Mongiovi are hosting a series of regional events called Sinfonia Fireside Conferences. The program is dedicated to exploring the mission, Ritual, and ideals of the Fraternity, as well as providing tools for

January 6th, 2017|

Brothers injured during The Ohio State University attack

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected at The Ohio State University campus attack that took place this morning. After a series of phone calls we learned that two of our Brothers had been injured during the event. Fortunately, neither of these young men sustained any life threatening injuries and are currently receiving treatment.

November 28th, 2016|

Sinfonia Song Challenge

During the Month of September, President Mark Lichtenberg issued a new Sinfonia Song Challenge - Sinfonia, Sinfonia (Our Songs to Thee We Sing) written by Harris/Crosby. It seemed fitting for our Former National President, Brother Richard A. Crosby, to judge the entries for this particular challenge. Congratulations to the Gamma Theta Chapter at the University of North Texas on

November 16th, 2016|

A Special Message on Election Day from President Lichtenberg

A Special Message on Election Day from President Lichtenberg Brothers - Today is Election Day across our country. It is each citizen’s opportunity to participate in our Democracy, and I encourage you to be one of those participants. If you have not already done so by taking advantage of early voting opportunities, go vote! Even

November 8th, 2016|
  • Important Notice

Fraternity Seeks Feedback on Transgender Membership Eligibility

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is currently seeking input from its membership regarding a potential change to the National Executive Committee's existing policy on the initiation of transgender individuals. At the beginning of the 2015-18 triennium, the National Executive Committee reviewed all Fraternity policies at the direction of National President Mark Lichtenberg. As

October 26th, 2016|

Sinfonia reacts to Castile, Sterling shootings

A Statement by President Lichtenberg Just weeks ago, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity called on its members to welcome those who need refuge in the face of an unspeakable tragedy. Today, in the wake of more violence targeting the African American community and the often inflammatory commentary

July 8th, 2016|

2016 Leadership Institute

Marking the first Leadership Institute of the 2015-2018 triennium, Leadership Institute 2016 will be held at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana on June 23-26. Register Today! http://www.li2016.org Completely re-envisioned as a core Fraternity education component, Leadership Institute 2016 is now guided more than ever by the principles and values expressed in the Ritual. Featuring two

May 6th, 2016|

A Call for Award Nominations

Award Nominations now Being Accepted for Signature Sinfonians & Volunteers of the Year All Signature Sinfonia and Volunteer of the Year (all categories) nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2016 to be considered for this year. The Signature Sinfonian Award recognizes alumni members who have achieved a

March 2nd, 2016|

2015 American Music Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to the  American Music Challenge Winners! 2014-2015 First Place: Alpha Lambda Chapter Illinois Wesleyan University 61 Eligible Performances Submitted! Second Place: Rho Kappa Chapter Westminster Choir College 46 Eligible Performances Submitted! The annual American Music Challenge is open to all collegiate chapters. This contest, which

October 13th, 2015|

Founder’s Day Celebration

Brothers - This Founder's Day our National President issued a call to all Sinfonians, and from around the country Brothers are answering. As we celebrate our recent dear Founder's Day in performing Mills Music Missions, we ask that you take a moment to share your pride by reporting on this experience. Share

October 7th, 2015|

Founder’s Day 2015

Founder's Day 2015! Tuesday, October 6 Phi Mu Alpha's Founder's Day celebration is Tuesday, October 6th. All chapters, colonies, and alumni associations are encouraged to celebrate the founding of our beloved Fraternity by performing the official Founder's Day Ceremony. Chapters and Associations can download the Founder's Day Ceremony Here, and use the following

October 2nd, 2015|

Revised National Constitution and Bylaws – First Release Now Available

National Constitution and Bylaws 2015 National Assembly Revision The true strength of the individual chapter is determined by its obedience to the Constitution of the national fraternity. Wisdom has been shown in making our Constitution sufficiently plastic and progressive to meet the changing conditions inherent in the growth and expanse of a young fraternity

September 18th, 2015|

Sinfonia Names 24th Man of Music

The Charles E. Lutton Man of Music Award is the highest honor Phi Mu Alpha can bestow upon one of its members. The special award is given once every three years to a Sinfonian who, through performance, composition, or any other significant musical activity, has distinguished himself and thus furthered the cause

June 2nd, 2015|