A Century Ago – The Passing of Father Mills

A century ago, the world was changing rapidly, and both the Fraternity and the United States were facing many significant challenges. In 1917, America entered World War I, and the Fraternity was facing a crisis. Chapters had been delinquent in paying per capita tax and filing reports. Chapters and alumni had received copies

December 25th, 2020|

Join Phi Mu Alpha During the 2020 Virtual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic

Throughout history, Sinfonians have played an integral role in the Midwest Clinic. Despite the change in format this year due to COVID-19, you will still find several Sinfonians involved in the event. “Always Something New” was the motto and philosophy of Brother Dr. Albert Austin Harding (Alpha Xi Chapter – 1925). During

December 17th, 2020|

2021 Music Educator Award Finalists

On December 10, 2020, the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum announced the 10 finalists to be considered for the 2021 Music Educator Award. To be eligible for the award, these music educators must have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of music education while also demonstrating a commitment to the

December 14th, 2020|

Sinfonia Celebrates 122 Years

Phi Mu Alpha Founder's Day 2020 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

October 2nd, 2020|

The Red And Black Brass Band Brings Joy to St. Louis

The Red and Black Brass Band continues to make waves in St. Louis and across social media as they bring the power of music to the streets at a time when it is needed most. In recent weeks, the Brothers in the band were featured on Nine Network of Public Media and even

October 1st, 2020|

The “Back to Better” Project

With students reporting significantly greater mental health issues as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to wear on, we have seen an increasing need for mental wellness resources for our membership. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia has partnered with EVERFI, to offer our Brothers a chance to participate in the "Back to Better" Project -

September 19th, 2020|

50 Year Anniversary – Formal Opening

A Golden Anniversary After the Fraternity moved into the property at 10600 Old State Road in Evansville, Indiana, the next month was spent remodeling, decorating, landscaping, installing a road sign, and getting the staff settled into place. 50 years ago, today, on September 18, 1970, a small reception was held to announce

September 18th, 2020|

The Fourth Annual 100 Nights of Taps

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, you can hear the familiar sound of our National Song of Remembrance, TAPS echoing across Gettysburg National Cemetery. For one hundred days straight, the melody is produced by a lone bugler, sounding from the Soldier’s National Monument. Organized by our partner TAPS FOR VETERANS, each evening, at

September 7th, 2020|

Celebrating 50 Years at Lyrecrest

A Golden Anniversary On August 14, 1970, 50 years ago, today, after a summer of searching and negotiating, Phi Mu Alpha moved into a gracious 14-room home on five acres of rolling woodland in Evansville, Indiana. This would mark the first time in its 72-year history that the Sinfonia established its own

August 14th, 2020|

Two Premieres, Three Brothers, and a Musical Legacy

This Friday, August 14, 2020, Brothers Kevin Day and Chad "Sir Wick" Hughes will have their works premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Low Brass Quartet as part of the Tanglewood Chamber Festival. Due to COVID-19, the traditional outdoor summer concert festival has been transformed to adapt to the virtual world. The festival includes both free-of-charge

August 13th, 2020|

Brother Kenneth Fuchs Premieres “Point of Tranquility”

Congratulations to Brother Kenneth Fuchs, who will be premiering his seventh Naxos release, an album of seven works for symphonic winds recorded by the premier the United States Coast Guard Band. The recording will be released globally this Friday, August 14, 2020. Coincidently, on the 50th Anniversary of the Fraternity's National Headquarters of

August 12th, 2020|

Scheduled Maintenance Planned for MySinfonia

Scheduled Maintenance - Wednesday, August 12, 2020 The Fraternity will be performing required maintenance on our member portal, MySinfonia, this afternoon from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm CDT. During this time, access to MySinfonia may be unavailable to users.  We appreciate your patience as we work to make improvements to infrastructure and offer

August 12th, 2020|

20-21 Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations, Brothers! The Sinfonia Educational Foundation's Scholarship program promotes academic excellence and encourages lifelong learning in the Brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Scholarship winners are selected based on the quality of their written essays, their academic performance, and their Fraternity, campus, and community involvement.  The Sinfonia Educational Foundation's Scholarship Program is

July 31st, 2020|

The Virtual Sinfonian Choir – A Call to Brotherhood in Music

"The bond of Sinfonia Brotherhood now extends throughout the length and breadth of our country. Never before have such cordial relations and mutual interest existed among the leading musical schools of learning. Never before has a like number of musicians and students of music been banded together by such bonds of real brotherhood.

June 11th, 2020|