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  • 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...
  • April 3, 2018

    Lyrecrest Work Weekend 2018

    Lyrecrest Work Weekend 2018 May 25 - May 27 During Memorial Day Weekend we host the annual Lyrecrest Work Weekend, an event where Brothers will be able to volunteer their time to help improve the grounds of Lyrecrest. Brothers from all over the country travel to Lyrecrest to aid in the beautification and functionality of [...]Read More...
  • March 28, 2018

    2018 National Executive Committee Nominees

    Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity is pleased to present the professional biographies of the four Brothers whose names have been placed in nomination for National Office by the members of the National Nominating Committee, chaired by Past National President John Alan Mongiovi. The slate was previously announced on February 26, 2018. At the upcoming 56th [...]Read More...
  • March 7, 2018

    Sinfonia Educational 18-19 Scholarship Applications Available

    Enriching Lives. Advancing Music. The Sinfonia Educational Foundation is excited to announce the availability of the 2018-2019 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 inception. Thousands [...]Read More...
  • March 6, 2018

    2018 Award Nomination Deadline Reminder

    Signature Sinfonian Award WHAT IS IT: The Signature Sinfonian Award recognizes alumni members who have achieved a high standard of accomplishment in their field or profession, thereby bringing honor to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Alumni of any profession, occupation, or service of work are eligible for nomination. Nominate a Signature Sinfonian Volunteer of the Year Award [...]Read More...
  • February 28, 2018

    2018 Legislative Docket Published

    Delegates to the National Assembly will gather in New Orleans this summer to review and vote on proposed legislative changes to our governing documents. The National Legislative Committee, chaired by Dr. Philip Autry, reviewed and prepared proposals submitted by the delegates for the consideration of the National Executive Committee. At the latest meeting of the [...]Read More...
  • February 28, 2018

    Call to Convention 2018

    CALL TO THE FIFTY-SIXTH NATIONAL CONVENTION Dear Brothers-- By virtue of the power vested in me as National President, I hereby appoint Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, 2018, as the days on which all duly accredited delegates to the National Assembly shall assemble at the Fifty-sixth National Convention of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia [...]Read More...
  • February 26, 2018

    The 2018 Slate of Nominees for National Executive Committee Announced

    Past National President John Alan Mongiovi, in his prescribed role as Chairman of the Nominating Committee, has announced the slate of nominees for office the 56th National Convention in New Orleans, July 17-22, 2018. For National President:  Mark R. Lichtenberg Delta Nu Chapter - Bradley University - 1993 For National Vice President: John M. Israel [...]Read More...
  • October 20, 2017

    2018 National Nominating Committee Ratified

    On August 23, 2017, the National Executive Committee ratified President Lichtenberg's appointments of the members of the National Nominating Committee.  The names of the Nominating Committee members are listed below. The Committee is responsible for nominating one eligible candidate for each of the following National Offices: National President, National Vice President, Committeeman-at-Large, and National Collegiate [...]Read More...
  • 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 More...
  • 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 More...
  • 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 More...
  • 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 More...
  • 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 More...
  • 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 More...
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