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Gordon Goodwin to Lead the 1898 Jazz Orchestra

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America is pleased to announce that multiple Grammy and Emmy-award winning American pianist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and conductor Gordon Goodwin will be joining the 1898 Jazz Orchestra as guest bandleader for the 2015 National Convention! When not scoring for some of the most memorable and remarkable films

May 7th, 2015|

Work Weekend 2015 Registration Now Open

Lyrecrest Work Weekend 2015 May 22 - May 24 Have you ever had the desire to visit our National Headquarters but lacked the time during the school year to do so? Have you wanted to give back to the Fraternity at a national level but haven't had the right opportunity present itself? Do

April 6th, 2015|

Official Slate of Nominees for National Executive Committee Announced

The Nominating Committee of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, chaired by immediate past National President Dr. Richard Crosby, Eta-Omicron (Cincinnati) '75, met over the last few months to consider nominations for four National Executive Committee positions open for election during the 2015 National Convention. The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its selections of outstanding candidates for

March 31st, 2015|

Fraternity Partners with GINSystems to Offer Chapter Websites

At its February 20 - 22 face-to-face meeting, the members of the National Executive Committee approved a proposal that the Fraternity engage Group Interactive Networks of Gainesville, FL, a known designer and provider of website solutions for other American fraternities and sororities, to provide websites and its GINsystem chapter management tool to affiliates.  A formal

March 26th, 2015|

Foundation Scholarships Now Available

The Sinfonia Educational Foundation is proud to announce the availability of $20,000 in scholarships available to collegiate Sinfonians. Applications for the scholarships, which range from $500 to $7,500, are now available and due to be received at the National Headquarters by April 17, 2015. The SEF has proudly supported music programs and students of music

March 13th, 2015|

2015 Legislative Docket Announced

In accordance with Title I, Article XVIII, Section I of the National Bylaws, the National President has released the legislative docket for the 2015 National Convention as set by the National Executive Committee. This docket includes previously approved proposals that are to be considered by the National Assembly at the 55th National Convention.

February 25th, 2015|

NEC Sets Convention Registration Fees

For immediate release to all members and chapters: At its recently concluded February 20-22 meeting, the National Executive Committee reviewed convention costs and set the following early registration fees for all full registration packages for the 2015 National Convention: Collegiate Early Registration Discounted Price:  $499 Life Loyal Early Registration Discounted Price:  $559

February 24th, 2015|

Spring Chapter Reports Available

Spring 2015 chapter reports are now available on http://www.mysinfonia.org. Chapter Presidents can access the reports and begin the workflow of submission. Notice - effective immediately: After two straight years of increases in the cost of our liability insurance premium, we began to run a deficit as the insurance fees could not cover the premium.  We

February 18th, 2015|

Fireside Conference Northeast

"I assure you that we men, all of us, need, more perhaps than we think, to withdraw from the active, noisy, materialistic rush of the world, not to mention the sensuous, intoxicating, social pleasures of life that minister only to the flesh, and in peaceful quiet meditate upon and consider together some of the

January 14th, 2015|

2013-2014 American Music Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the  [css_animation animation="unfold-3d-to-bottom" duration="1" delay="1"][/css_animation] First Place: Beta Mu Chapter Central Methodist University - 72 Qualified Performances Second Place: Epsilon Phi Chapter Capital University - 37 Qualified Performances Third Place: Epsilon Gamma Chapter University of Central Missouri - 35 Qualified Performances

December 19th, 2014|

Brother Bruce Hall (Rho Omega ’85) Named Deputy Governor of Province 40

We are pleased to announce that Brother Bruce Hall, Rho Omega (Virginia Commonwealth) '85, has been appointed Deputy Governor of Province 40. Brother Hall currently serves professionally on staff at Sam Houston State University, where he also serves as the Zeta Mu's chapter Faculty Advisor. Brother Hall comes to us not only as an extremely

December 18th, 2014|

Join Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at the 2014 Midwest Clinic

The Midwest Clinic begins its 68th annual session December 17th in Chicago, Illinois.  Phi Mu Alpha has long been involved with Midwest, through a number of brothers who served founding roles as board members and clinicians, and also by having a presence each year to greet alumni and collegiate brothers in attendance, and reacquaint them

December 17th, 2014|

Sinfonian Geico Discount

Much like someone saving money with GEICO, horror movie characters are pretty predictable.  Get a quote today with your special brother discount, and your quote will help benefit the fraternity. www.geico.com/greek/Sinfonia

October 31st, 2014|

Founder’s Day – Sing as One!

Founder's Day - Sing as One! Phi Mu Alpha's Founder's Day celebration is Monday, October 6th. All chapters and affiliates are encouraged to celebrate the founding of our beloved Fraternity by performing the official Founder's Day Ceremony. You can download the Founder's Day Ceremony Here, and use the following Fraternity statistics: (The Founder's Day

September 29th, 2014|

Fraternity Hires New Assistant Director of Programs

The National Headquarters is tremendously proud to announce that Brother Brandon M. Smith, Xi Gamma (Columbus State) 2011, has been hired as our first Assistant Director of Programs (ADP). Following the 2014 Spring semester, the position formerly known as Retreat Coordinator and Programs Assistant was modified and redefined based on evaluation of the direction that the position's responsibilities have

September 15th, 2014|