Man of Music Carlisle Floyd Sounds The Final Chord

Phi Mu Alpha mourns the passing of our Brother Carlisle Floyd, the opera composer extraordinaire deemed by many to be the "Father of American Opera," who sounded the Final Chord on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at the age of 95. Among the leading 20th-century American opera composers, Floyd is often cited

October 1st, 2021|

Sinfonia Celebrates 123 Years

Phi Mu Alpha Founder's Day 2021 On October 6, 1898, our beloved Sinfonia was founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Since then, we have grown to over 125,000 living members and nearly 250 chapters. Today, we have a greater knowledge of our history, our symbols, and

September 30th, 2021|

Brother Craig Juricka joins the voice faculty at Boston Conservatory

As Boston Conservatory at Berklee makes a full in-person return to campus this fall, it welcomes a robust roster of dynamic artists, educators, and industry leaders to its esteemed faculty, including Brother Craig Juricka (Epsilon Phi Chapter - Capital University - 2013) who will join the voice faculty. Praised by OperaToday as

September 20th, 2021|

Brother Todd Stoll to lead the 2021 NAfME All-National Honor Jazz Ensemble

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) represent the top-performing high school musicians in the United States. So much more than a musical showcase, the ANHE program is a comprehensive and educational experience. Brother Todd Stoll (Alpha Theta Chapter - Miami University-Oxford - 1982) is no stranger to the program as he

September 16th, 2021|

Sinfonia Offers Mental Well-Being Program to Collegiate Members

According to Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Following National Suicide Prevention Week, Phi Mu Alpha is proud to announce that we will be partnering with EVERFI to offer our collegiate Brothers a chance

September 14th, 2021|

Sinfonia Recognized for Commitment to Creating a Safe and Healthy Environment

During the Annual Campus Prevention Network Summit, Phi Mu Alpha was recognized as one of only 25 Greek Letter organizations across the country to receive the 2021 CPN Official Seal of Prevention. The CPN Seal represents the highest standard for online prevention education and evaluates recipients with a rigorous set of criteria to

September 13th, 2021|

Brother Jeremy Parker named Conductor of Starlight Band

Following a rigorous audition season this summer, Friends of Starlight in Tulsa, Oklahoma have announced that Brother Jeremy Parker (Delta Tau - Oklahoma State University - 1995) has been chosen as the new Conductor of the Starlight Band. Since 1947, Starlight Band has provided free concert band music to live audiences.

August 31st, 2021|

Brother Jovan Wilson named Chief Music Arranger at North Carolina Central University

The Sound Machine of North Carolina Central University has recently named Brother Jovan Wilson as its Chief Music Arranger. Brother Wilson is a 2016 initiate of Sigma Kappa Chapter at Delaware State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in music and later served as Interim Director of Bands. Wilson is

August 22nd, 2021|

Dr. Eric Posada appointed Director of Choral Activities at Angelo State University

Brother Eric Posada (Zeta Sigma - Texas Tech University - 1998) was recently appointed Director of Choral Activities at Angelo State University. Posada is a vibrant and diverse conductor, choral educator, and mentor with seventeen years’ experience at the elementary, middle, high school, collegiate, university, community, church,

August 10th, 2021|

Brother Jeffery Tribble Featured in Empathetic Modern Leader Series

In late July, Brother Jeffery Tribble (Nu Iota - South Carolina State University - 2013), was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine's "Empathetic Modern Leader Series." Brother Tribble has previously been named as one of Magic Johnson’s 32 Under 32 in 2016 and as a Black Enterprise Magazine BE Modern Man. He is

August 7th, 2021|

Fall 2021 Per Capita Taxes and Fees Assessed

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

August 6th, 2021|

Delaware State names Brother Sidney Sessoms as Director of Bands

Delaware State University has named Sidney Sessoms, Jr. (Zeta Xi - Lincoln University - 2001) as its Director of Bands alongside Mr. Vincent Adkins as Assistant Director of Bands. Brother Sessoms is an alumnus of Delaware State - he completed his undergraduate education at the University of

August 3rd, 2021|

Conducting the Next Generation of Musicians with Brother Jonathan Rush

First opened on August 15, 1904, Ravinia remains the oldest and most programmatically diverse music festival in North America, attracting about 600,000 guests to over 140 events each year.  These concerts run the gamut from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend and hold an annual summer residency of the nation's finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony

August 1st, 2021|

Brother John Kusku to Compete in Upcoming Paralympic Games

After being postponed a year due to COVID-19, the Paralympic Games are scheduled to take place this August in Tokyo, Japan. Brother John Kusku (Delta Iota Chapter – Western Michigan University – 2003) will be returning to the world stage as one of only ten people representing Team USA in

July 20th, 2021|

Brother Gabriel Arnold named Director of University Bands at Savannah State

Congratulations to Dr. Gabriel Arnold on being named the Director of University Bands at the Savannah State University! In this role, Brother Arnold will direct the Savannah State University Band Program including the Powerhouse of the South marching band, pep, jazz, and symphonic wind ensemble bands in rehearsals and performances. He will

July 16th, 2021|