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  • March 19, 2019

    National Mills Music Mission Week

    Music that Makes a Difference "I can think of no better exemplification of Sinfonia’s ideal to uplift others with music than the Mills Music Mission. It is my sincere hope that all Sinfonians will take this opportunity to honor the work of our Founder, Ossian E. Mills, whose Flower Missions took place on Christmas and Easter [...]Read More...
  • March 18, 2019

    Celebrating a Century – Brother Joseph Beach’s Birthday

    Happy Birthday, Brother! Today marks the 100th birthday celebration of Brother Joe Beach, who was born on March 18, 1919. Brother Beach was born in Paducah, KY, and was the youngest of three children. His parents were lovers of music and decided to enroll him in the "National School of Violin" when he was in [...]Read More...
  • March 12, 2019

    Phi Mu Alpha to Charter at Texas Woman’s University

    Sigma Pi Chapter to Charter April 12, 2019 We are excited to announce that the Texas Alpha Colony has been slated for Chartering as the Sigma Pi Chapter at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX! TWU is a co-educational university with over 10,000 undergraduate students and offers degree programs in nursing, health sciences, education, the [...]Read More...
  • March 9, 2019

    100 Nights of Taps

    100 Nights of Taps From May 27 to September 2, 2019, the notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and TAPS for [...]Read More...
  • March 8, 2019

    2019 Award Nominations

    Signature Sinfonian Award WHAT IS IT? The Signature Sinfonian Award recognizes alumni members who have achieved significant accomplishments in their chosen fields or professions, thereby bringing honor to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. The award can be presented to alumni Sinfonians with a record of excellence in any field of professional endeavor. Those who submit candidates for [...]Read More...
  • March 7, 2019

    Phi Mu Alpha Announces a New Partnership

    Expanding our National Partnerships In October 2018, the National Executive Committee charged the National Staff with strengthening our existing partnerships and exploring new partnership opportunities that would align with Sinfonia's Object and mission. Phi Mu Alpha currently maintains National Partnerships with Drum Corps International, Barbershop Harmony Society, and the National Association for Music Education. Phi [...]Read More...
  • February 28, 2019

    Phi Mu Alpha to Reactivate at Washington State University

    Chi Chapter to Reactivate March 30, 2019 We are excited to announce that the Washington Alpha Colony has been slated for reactivation as the Chi Chapter at Washington State University! The Chapter was first chartered at WSU in October of 1921 and went inactive in 1974. It has been 45 years since the Chi Chapter [...]Read More...
  • February 25, 2019

    Sinfonia Educational Foundation Scholarship Applications Available

    Enriching Lives. Advancing Music. The Sinfonia Educational Foundation is proud to announce the availability of scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Individual scholarship amounts that will be awarded to deserving applicants will range between $500 and $7,500. Each applicant will need to submit the online application, upload a completed Academic Achievement Form, upload a [...]Read More...
  • February 15, 2019

    Important Notice: Spring Chapter Reports Available

    Chapter Reports Are Available Spring 2019 Chapter Report Forms are now available for submission. Chapter reporting is essential for ensuring your chapter's information stays current and an important component of keeping your chapter's roster in check. Chapter Presidents should work closely with their Secretaries, Treasurers, and Faculty Advisors to ensure their submission is accurate and on [...]Read More...
  • February 14, 2019

    Volunteer Leadership Positions Available

    From time to time, the Fraternity has openings in its volunteer leadership ranks, and conducts open searches for potential candidates. We are currently seeking candidates for the Province Governor position in Province 17, which covers Upstate New York. Interested candidates will ideally be located within reasonable proximity of the chapters in the Province, and must [...]Read More...
  • January 31, 2019

    Sinfonia Booth returns to TMEA

    This year Phi Mu Alpha will be returning for the Texas Music Educators Association's 2019 Convention, taking place on February 13th through February 16th in San Antonio, Texas. As an annual event, the TMEA Convention brings nearly 30,000 visitors from across the country. Not only can one experience terrific performances but can also have the opportunity [...]Read More...
  • January 17, 2019

    Activities of the National Executive Committee

    Dear Brothers, It is my pleasure to report to you the actions of the National Executive Committee since the Convention in New Orleans in July 2018. The NEC met on July 17, 2018, October 26-28, 2018, November 27, 2018, via telephone conference, and December 29, 2018. As is the case at the beginning of each [...]Read More...
  • January 17, 2019

    Sinfonia Booth Debuts at BHS Midwinter Convention

    As part of the growing national partnership between Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Barbershop Harmony Society, the Fraternity is excited to announce that it will be taking part in the Society's Midwinter Convention for the first time ever. Much like the Barbershop Harmony Society's yearly International Convention, the Midwinter is packed with performances and the [...]Read More...
  • January 14, 2019

    Spring 2019 Lyrecrest Retreat Dates Available

    Throughout the school year, Chapters have the chance to visit the National Headquarters in Evansville, Indiana and spend a weekend enjoying the truly unique experience of a Lyrecrest Chapter Retreat. Brothers who come on a retreat will be given a tour of the National Museum & Archives, will make an impact in the local community with [...]Read More...
  • October 23, 2018

    Radio Shout Out – WHFC

    Music and Medicine Moment on WHFC Dr. Frank Sparandero hosts a live classical music program every Friday morning at WHFC 91.1 FM from Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. On October 12, he gave the Fraternity a shout out during a "Music and Medicine Moment" segment of the program in honor of our recent 120-year celebration [...]Read More...
  • October 19, 2018

    A review of changes to the National Constitution & Bylaws

    The National Constitution & Bylaws serve as the governing documents for all members and affiliates of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and should guide all National Policies, regional policies, Chapter Policies, and Alumni Association Policies. During the Fraternity's 56th National Convention held in New Orleans, Louisiana, the National Assembly gathered to vote upon our National [...]Read More...
  • October 12, 2018

    Ossian Everett Mills: A Documentary Biography

    Ossian Everett Mills: A Documentary Biography This work, by former National President, John Mongiovi, tells the story of the life, work, and ideals of the Founder and “Father” of the Sinfonia Fraternity of America. This comprehensive work presents all available materials pertaining directly to Mills’ life and work. It considers his family and early education, [...]Read More...
  • October 1, 2018

    Founder’s Day – Sinfonia Celebrates 120 Years

    Phi Mu Alpha Founder's Day 2018 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 123,200 living members, nearly 250 chapters, 26 Alumni Associations, and 3 Colonies. Sinfonia is healthy, prosperous and growing. We have increased our membership, [...]Read More...
  • September 24, 2018

    National Hazing Prevention Week 2018

    Hazing: A Contradiction to Brotherhood Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is proud to participate in National Hazing Prevention Week during the week of September 23-29, 2018, as part of our ongoing Risk Management Education efforts. In conjunction with HazingPrevention.org, we will take this week to focus on how we can prevent hazing in our lives and [...]Read More...
  • September 21, 2018

    National Staff Update

    Over the past year, the National Headquarters has faced a number of changes due to the growth and development of the Fraternity and its programs. Lyrecrest has been buzzing with activity from an increased number of Chapter Retreats,  a new recycling program, a growing Sinfonia Store, sponsorship and support of DRUMS on the OHIO, an [...]Read More...
  • September 17, 2018

    Call a Brother. Call a Friend. Call a Lifeline

    Last week (Sep. 9-15, 2018) was the first time that Phi Mu Alpha included National Suicide Prevention Week as part of the Fraternity’s ongoing Risk Management Education efforts. We recognize that Phi Mu Alpha and its members are not immune to this growing public health issue and that we have a responsibility to become familiar [...]Read More...
  • September 14, 2018

    An Open Letter On Suicide by Ethan Roubenoff

    Throughout National Suicide Prevention Week, Brothers will share personal stories of how suicide has affected their lives in an effort to show the impact that suicide can have. The hope is that by creating awareness and shedding light on a hard truth, Brothers may be able to intervene and save a life. Brothers who want [...]Read More...
  • September 13, 2018

    An Open Letter on Suicide by Paul Downing

    Throughout National Suicide Prevention Week, Brothers will share personal stories of how suicide has affected their lives in an effort to show the impact that suicide can have. The hope is that by creating awareness and shedding light on a hard truth, Brothers may be able to intervene and save a life. Brothers who want [...]Read More...
  • September 12, 2018

    An Open Letter on Suicide by Gregory Dendy

    Throughout National Suicide Prevention Week, Brothers will share personal stories of how suicide has affected their lives in an effort to show the impact that suicide can have. The hope is that by creating awareness and shedding light on a hard truth, Brothers may be able to intervene and save a life. Brothers who want [...]Read More...
  • September 11, 2018

    An Open Letter on Suicide by Joon Park

    Throughout National Suicide Prevention Week, Brothers will share personal stories of how suicide has affected their lives in an effort to show the impact that suicide can have. The hope is that by creating awareness and shedding light on a hard truth, Brothers may be able to intervene and save a life. Brothers who want [...]Read More...
  • September 10, 2018

    An Open Letter on Suicide by Christopher Folkens

    Throughout National Suicide Prevention Week, Brothers will share personal stories of how suicide has affected their lives in an effort to show the impact that suicide can have. The hope is that by creating awareness and shedding light on a hard truth, Brothers may be able to intervene and save a life. Brothers who want [...]Read More...
  • September 10, 2018

    Sinfonia Takes on Suicide Prevention

    Earlier this year, members of the National Staff attended the annual Campus Prevention Network Summit. The CPN Summit is a three-day gathering for professionals to learn, share, and explore strategies for enhancing prevention and compliance efforts at their institutions and organizations. The Summit blends cutting-edge insights with high-impact strategies on sexual assault, alcohol and other drugs, wellness and mental health, [...]Read More...
  • August 28, 2018

    New and Improved Sinfonia Store Site Now Live

    Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America is pleased to announce the launch of our modernized and improved Sinfonia Store site, full of an increasing array of new products and updated to provide a greatly enhanced shopping experience. Our new site, available at www.sinfoniastore.com has been developed from the ground up over the past six [...]Read More...
  • August 20, 2018

    Fall 2018 National Dues Assessed

    Fall 2018 National Dues Assessed On Sunday, August 12, 2018, all current listed collegiate members were assessed their Fall 2018 National Dues in the amount of $82.00. This is made up of a National per Capita Tax ($70.00) and Insurance Fee ($12.00). This is in response to a high number of requests over the past few [...]Read More...
  • August 16, 2018

    Introducing the 2018-2021 National Executive Committee of Phi Mu Alpha

    In accordance the with National Constitution & Bylaws of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, the National Assembly met during the 56th National Convention to elect a National President, National Vice President, Committeeman-at-Large, and National Collegiate Representative. The Council of Province Governors and the Council of Collegiate Province Representatives each met to elect their respective Council [...]Read More...
  • August 14, 2018

    Daniel Gawthrop named the 25th Charles E. Lutton Man of Music

    In memory of Charles E. Lutton, Sinfonia's Supreme Secretary-Treasurer from 1919-1949, the Charles E. Lutton Man of Music Award was created by  the Executive Committee on March 17, 1951 and intended to be presented to a Sinfonian who, through significant musical activity, has distinguished himself, furthered the cause of music in America, and brought honor [...]Read More...
  • August 12, 2018

    Exchange Server Migration Completed

    The work on Sinfonia's Exchange Server migration and email upgrade scheduled for August 10-11 has now been completed. We have completed testing to the best of our ability internally, and our email systems are back up and running. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to move forward with improvements to our [...]Read More...
  • August 10, 2018

    Exchange Server Migration and Upgrade

    Due to work required to migrate the Fraternity's Microsoft Exchange Server and perform needed upgrades to our email solutions, National Headquarters and Fraternity email systems will be offline effective as of 6:00 PM CDT, Friday, August 10, 2018. We anticipate that the work may take the rest of Friday and the early hours of Saturday [...]Read More...
  • August 6, 2018

    Presidential Inaugural Address – 2018

    Mark Lichtenberg, Delta Nu (Bradley University) 1993, gives his first official speech after being elected to a second term as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity’s 33rd National President at the 56th National Convention. President Lichtenberg opened the new triennium with these remarks during the Closing Ceremonies of the 56th National Convention at the Sheraton New [...]Read More...
  • May 30, 2018

    Volunteers Needed: DRUMS on the OHIO

    Growing our Commitment As part of our commitment to promoting the Object of Phi Mu Alpha, we have made a conscious effort to increase the Fraternity's impact in the Evansville community - the home of our National Headquarters. Through our national philanthropy, the Mills Music Mission, nearly every chapter that visits the headquarters for a [...]Read More...
  • May 15, 2018

    56th National Convention Registration Now Open

    Join us in New Orleans for the 56th National Convention Sinfonia’s National Convention is the prime event of our triennium. In addition to hosting the Fraternity’s legislative National Assembly, our Convention is a celebration of Brotherhood in Music, an opportunity for education and personal development, a time to recognize Sinfonians who have achieved prominence, and [...]Read More...
  • May 7, 2018

    Phi Mu Alpha Reactivates at Arizona State University

    Welcome the Kappa Nu Chapter to Arizona State University! On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Sinfonians gathered to reactivate the Kappa Nu Chapter at Arizona State University. The Kappa Nu Chapter was first chartered at Arizona State on April 16, 1961, and after a period of inactivity in the 1970’s, was reactivated on March 23, 1984, until [...]Read More...
  • April 23, 2018

    Phi Mu Alpha Charters at University of Virginia’s College at Wise

    Welcome the Sigma Omicron Chapter to University of Virginia's College at Wise! On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Sinfonians gathered to install the Sigma Omicron Chapter at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. The charter was presented to 21 founding Brothers by National Vice President Dean Shatley. We are excited to see how these men grow over [...]Read More...
  • April 4, 2018

    50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assasination

    50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel on Mulberry Street in Memphis, Tennessee. We take today to honor his memory as he was a man of faith, vision, and courage who dedicated his life to the principles of common brotherhood and the dignity of all people. “After [...]Read More...
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