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|

Gravesite Taps Ceremony for Clark Terry – Sunday, March 15

Brother Clark Terry, who passed away in February, was one of the first African-Americans to earn the rank of Bandsman in the US Navy during World War II, and received a military honors funeral when he was laid to rest.  Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, the Navy was unable to provide a live performance of

March 12th, 2015|

Lew Soloff Passes Away Suddenly on March 8, 2015

We are sad to report the passing of Brother Lewis "Lew" Soloff, Alpha Nu (Eastman) 1961, who died of an apparent heart attack on Sunday, March 8 while walking in New York City with his daughter and her family.  Brother Soloff first rose to fame playing lead trumpet with the group Blood, Sweat and Tears from 1968-1973.  His

March 12th, 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|

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|

NEC Ratifies National Nominating Committee Appointments – A Call for Nominations!

At its recently concluded face-to-face meeting October 3-5, the National Executive Committee ratified President Mongiovi's appointments to the National Nominating Committee.  National Constitution and Bylaws, Title I, Article VI, Section 6 mandates that the National Nominating Committee consists of the immediate past National President, who serves as chairman, two Province Governors, one Collegiate Province Representative

October 9th, 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|

Ruben Studdard explores the Negro Spiritual: Then and Now

Brother Ruben Studdard was initiated in 1997 into the Delta Omicron chapter at Alabama A&M University. He is an American R&B, pop, and gospel singer. Ruben also was the winner of the second season of American Idol and received a Grammy Award nomination in December 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Superstar." Please

August 27th, 2014|

USMC Announces a Vacancy for Mellophone/Baritone Bugle

Auditions for mellophone/baritone are scheduled through the District Musician placement Director for the Marine Corps Music Program. Applicants can submit their current resume using the contact information below or by contacting a local Marine Corps Recruiter. Once a resume has been submitted, the applicant will be contacted to schedule a specific audition time and location.

August 8th, 2014|

Anniversary of the passing of J. Clifton Williams, Jr.

Feb. 12 marked the anniversary of the passing of Brother J. Clifton Williams, Beta Omega (Louisiana State) 1946, a noted and revered composer of the 20th century. His works include several well-known orchestral and band pieces. He first achieved prominence in 1955, when he won the American Bandmasters Association's inaugural composition award for original band literature. He

February 13th, 2014|

Composition Contest Judges Announced

The Phi Mu Alpha Composition Contest features a $5,000 grand prize, the premiere of the winning work at the 2015 National Convention, and a publishing contract to the winning entrant. And now, Sinfonia is excited to announce the judges for this competition, each a prominent figure in American music: Brother Adler's mark on

February 3rd, 2014|

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity Announces $5,000 Grand Prize for Composition

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia has a long history of supporting new American music with composition contests. Our first composition contest took place in 1912, and the tradition continued until 1960. At our 2012 Convention, on the hundredth anniversary of our first such effort, we revived our tradition with the announcement of a Composition Contest with a

February 4th, 2013|

Membership Awards Now Available for Distribution to Chapters, Alumni Associations and Provinces

In the 2009-2012 triennium, the National Executive Committee wanted to provide more opportunities for brothers to reconnect and celebrate with Sinfonia throughout their lives. For collegiate members, interaction with alumni helps to create the expectation of ongoing alumni engagement. At the 2012 National Convention, the Fraternity announced membership awards that recognize Sinfonians who have passed

October 3rd, 2012|