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  • October 18, 2017

    Brother Carlisle Floyd to join Fireside Conference

    Those Brothers who will be in attendance at Fireside Conference Southeast later this month will have the opportunity to meet with Brother Carlisle Floyd. Brother Floyd is one of the most admired and widely performed opera composers and librettists of the last century. Known as the 'Father of American Opera,' he is credited with helping to create [...]Read Post
  • October 1, 2017

    Sinfonia Celebrates 119 Years

    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 121,000 living members and nearly 250 chapters, 26 Alumni Associations, and 6 Colonies. Sinfonia is healthy, prosperous and growing. We have increased our membership, new groups continue to express [...]Read Post
  • September 18, 2017

    National Executive Committee Update

    Brothers— I write today to share with you news regarding the National Executive Committee. Last week, due to increasing family obligations, Brother Joe Ritchie resigned from his position of Committeeman-at-large, and I am sharing his communication at the bottom of this message. Brother Ritchie has served the Fraternity at virtually all levels, including a stint [...]Read Post
  • September 14, 2017

    “The Star-Spangled Banner” – Celebrating Sinfonian History

    203 years ago today, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry," after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships during the War of 1812. His inspiration for the poem was the sight of the American Flag that still waved in the air above the fort after the victory. His poem [...]Read Post
  • August 16, 2017

    Winning the World to Harmony: A Statement by President Lichtenberg

    Please direct any questions or comments to president@sinfonia.org Over the weekend, a senseless tragedy struck once again, this time in Charlottesville, VA. It is yet another tragedy fueled by hatred, extremism, and an inability to see beyond our differences as human beings, and this is a narrative that is far too familiar in our society. [...]Read Post
  • July 28, 2017

    Fireside Southeast Registration Open

    Fireside Southeast 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 [...]Read Post
  • June 2, 2017

    Leadership Institute 2017 Registration Open

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Registration for Leadership Institute 2017 and the Ultimate Musical Experience is now open. Leadership Institute begins on Thursday, June 29 and runs through Sunday, July 2. The Ultimate Musical Experience begins on Tuesday, June 27 and runs through Sunday, July 2. Both events will be held on the campus of the University [...]Read Post
  • May 28, 2017

    Memorial Day 2017

    Memorial Day 2017: Sinfonia Remembers Memorial Day is meant for reflection and remembrance, so we take a moment today to remember all those who have given "the last full measure of devotion" in defense of our liberty, and to give thanks for their service.  While decorating the graves of the fallen with flowers is an [...]Read Post
  • May 25, 2017

    Phi Mu Alpha Reactivated at Mississippi College

    Welcome the Theta Kappa Chapter to Mississippi College! On Saturday, April 29, Sinfonians gathered to reactivate the Theta Kappa Chapter at Mississippi College. The charter was presented to 15 enthusiastic new Brothers by Executive Director, Ed Klint. We are excited to see how these men grow over the next few years and wish them our best! Notes [...]Read Post
  • May 25, 2017

    Phi Mu Alpha Reactivated at Alabama State University

    Welcome the Delta Beta Chapter to Alabama State University! On Friday, April 28, Sinfonians gathered to reactivate the Delta Beta Chapter at Alabama State University. The charter was presented to 23 enthusiastic new Brothers by Executive Director, Ed Klint. We are excited to see how these men grow over the next few years and wish them our [...]Read Post
  • May 2, 2017

    Sinfonia Mourns the Passing of Past National President

    In Memoriam - Dr. T. Jervis Underwood March 10, 1932 - April 26, 2017 Brother T. Jervis Underwood (Gamma Theta 1954), National President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity from 1988-91, passed away April 26, 2017 in Denton, Texas, at Good Samaritan, Denton Village, after a lengthy illness. Dr. Underwood was 85 years old. Brother [...]Read Post
  • May 1, 2017

    Lyrecrest Work Weekend 2017

    Lyrecrest Work Weekend 2017 May 26 - May 28 During Memorial Day Weekend we host the annual Lyrecrest Work Weekend, an event where Brothers will be able to volunteer their time to helping improve the grounds of Lyrecrest. Brothers from all over the country travel to Lyrecrest to aid in the beautification and functionality of [...]Read Post
  • April 21, 2017

    Phi Mu Alpha Charters at Millersville University

    Welcome the Sigma Xi Chapter to Millersville University! On Sunday, April 9, Sinfonians gathered to install the Sigma Xi Chapter at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. The charter was presented to 20 enthusiastic new Brothers by Grant Haver, the CPR Council Chairman. We are excited to see how these men grow over the next few years and wish [...]Read Post
  • April 12, 2017

    Phi Mu Alpha Reactivated at Towson University

    Welcome the Sigma Tau Chapter to Towson University! On Sunday, April 2, Sinfonians gathered at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, the home of the Pi Eta Chapter, to reactivate the Sigma Tau Chapter at nearby Towson University. The Chapter was first active from 1967 to 1976. National President Mark Lichtenberg presented the charter to 22 [...]Read Post
  • March 30, 2017

    President Lichtenberg Issues Statement on Federal Budget Priorities

    Brothers: Earlier this month, the White House released a fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint, which outlines spending priorities that may have a significant impact on arts and arts education programs across the country if they are ultimately approved. It is important to note that the release from the Executive Branch is non-binding, and it is [...]Read Post
  • March 1, 2017

    SEF 17-18 Scholarship Applications Available

    17-18 Scholarship Applications Now Available The Sinfonia Educational Foundation is excited to announce the availability of the 2017-2018 School Year Scholarship Applications! $20,000 in scholarships are being offered for the next academic year to all eligible applicants. Individual Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $7,500. The SEF has proudly supported music programs and students since its [...]Read Post
  • February 28, 2017

    2017 Award Nomination Applications Available

    Award Nominations now Being Accepted for Signature Sinfonians & Volunteers of the Year Submission DeadlineAll Signature Sinfonia and Volunteer of the Year nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2017 to be considered for this year. The Signature Sinfonian Award recognizes alumni members who have achieved a high standard of accomplishment in their field [...]Read Post
  • February 13, 2017

    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 […]

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  • January 6, 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 […]

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  • November 28, 2016

    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. […]

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  • November 16, 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 […]

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  • November 8, 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 […]

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  • October 28, 2016

    Fireside South – Registration Open

    November 11-13 Southwestern Oklahoma State University #count-down-wrap-2911 .ult_countdown-amount { font-weight:normal; font-family : ; color: ; } #count-down-wrap-2911 .ult_countdown-period{font-weight:normal; color: ; font-family: ;}2016/11/11 12:00:00 Fireside South 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 [...]Read Post
  • October 26, 2016

    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 a result of [...]Read Post
  • October 21, 2016

    Staff Changes at Lyrecrest

    ADP Brandon M. Smith Completes Contract Assistant Director of Programs Brandon M. Smith, Xi Gamma 2011, will end his tenure on the National Staff on Friday, October 21, 2016. Brother Smith served in the position under a two-year contract which ended in late September. During his time at Lyrecrest, Brandon helped Mark Helmstetter implement significant changes [...]Read Post
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