Fraternity Governance

  • Kyle C. Coleman

  • Wesley J. Taylor

  • Timothy P. Carter Esq.

  • Tavell L. Kindall

  • Jesse A. Reyes

  • J. Andrew Owen

  • Levi D. R. Frazier

  • Reno M. Ruiz

National Officers

  • Kyle C. Coleman - National President

    National President, Kyle C. Coleman

    Zeta Iota Chapter (Howard University) 1998

    Kyle C. Coleman was initiated into Sinfonia in the spring of 1998 at the Zeta Iota Chapter (Howard University), the first chapter of Sinfonia at a Historically Black College or University.  Kyle served the Chapter as Secretary and Fraternity Education Officer.  Kyle was elected as Province 27’s Collegiate ProvinceRepresentative and served in that role until 2001. As a Province Officer, Kyle assisted in the chartering of several chapters: Epsilon Sigma (West Virginia University), Nu Psi (Shenandoah University), Pi Eta (Morgan State University), and Rho Upsilon (Temple University).  As CPR, Kyle acted as a delegate to the Fraternity’s National Assembly in Dallas, in 2000.  Kyle also worked closely with the Omicron Delta Chapter (Alabama A&M) and served as an advisor to the Eta Beta Chapter (UNC Pembroke). Kyle was appointed as Governor of Province 30(South Carolina and Eastern Georgia) in 2011.  As Governor, Kyle oversaw the reclamation of the Xi Beta Chapter (Benedict College) and the chartering of the Sigma Mu Chapter (Clemson University) and the Midlands Area Alumni Association (Columbia, SC).  Kyle served as Province Governor until his election as National President in 2022.

    Kyle is an arts administrator, art historian, visual arts educator, graphic designer, and writer.  Kyle is from Columbia, South Carolina, and is the son of the late Dr.Collie Coleman and Anne H. Coleman.  Kyle currently serves as the Fine Arts Manager for the Lake City ArtFields Collective, where his primary responsibilities are the facilitation of all aspects of the annual ArtFields visual arts competition.  Kyle studied graphic design and art history as an undergraduate at Howard University in Washington, DC, and Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL. Kyle earned a Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.  He is currently in his third year of a Doctoral program for Learning and Organizational Change at Baylor University in Waco, TX. Kyle is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated (Alpha Chapter, ’93) and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity (Eta Omega Chapter, ’01). Kyle is joyously married to Levata Marie Coleman and father to a son Alex (20), anda daughter Kyle Cristina (5).

  • Wesley J. Taylor - National Vice President

    National Vice President, Wesley J. Taylor

    Kappa Gamma Chapter (Berry College) 1999

    Brother Taylor was initiated into Phi Mu Alpha in the Fall of 1999 at Berry College in Rome, GA (Kappa Gamma). During his collegiate years he served as the chapter’s warden and Fraternity Education Officer. In 2001 Wes was elected to serve as the ACPR for Province 33. The following year he was elected to the Collegiate Province Representative position and served as Province 33’s collegiate voting delegate at the 2003 National Convention. At the 2003 Convention Wes was elected to the position of Secretary of the Collegiate Province Representatives’ Council, serving from 2003-2006. During the 2003-2006 triennium Wes was a member of the fraternity’s Alumni Affairs Committee and was consequently appointed to serve as the first Province Alumni Coordinator for Province 33. Brother Taylor served as the Deputy Province Governor of Province 33 from the Spring of 2011 to the Fall of 2015. In October of 2015, he was appointed to serve as the Province Governor for Province 33, a post he held until July of 2019. While serving as PG, Brother Taylor was elected to serve as the Secretary of the Province Governors’ Council for the 2018-2021 triennium. At the 57th National Convention in St. Louis, MO he was elected to serve as National Vice President for the 2022-2025 triennium. Since his days on the CPR’s Council, Wes’ main focus in the fraternity has been on Ritual Education and Presentation.

    Wes graduated from Berry College in 2003 with a degree in physics. While an undergraduate he was a member of the school’s Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, and Brass Quintet as a tuba player. He went on to receive his MEd in secondary education. Wes currently teaches physics and astronomy at Walton High School in Marietta, GA. In addition to his teaching duties, he has done work for the GA Department of Education providing training for AP Physics teachers and participates as a leader in the annual scoring of AP Physics exams at the AP Physics Reading. When he’s not busy teaching or working for the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha, Wes spends his time with his wife Candice and son Sagan at their home in Kennesaw, GA.

  • Jesse A. Reyes - National Secretary-Treasurer

    National Secretary-Treasurer, Jesse A. Reyes

    Omicron Pi Chapter (California State University-Fullerton) 2005

    Jesse Reyes (ΟΠ, 2005) is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering.  Brother Reyes is an aerospace engineer working in the Defense industry.  He works in quality and mission assurance and works to bring his team’s technical program management expertise to various defense contractors and programs.

    Brother Reyes served his chapter at California State University, Fullerton in various positions including Vice President and Fraternity Education Officer.  He was a two-term Collegiate Province Representative for Province 22 and was subsequently elected as that Council’s Chairman, serving on the National Executive Committee during the 2009-2012 triennium.  After that, he was appointed to serve on the Commission on Standards between 2012-2018.

    Brother Reyes resides in Coto de Caza, California in South Orange County with his wife, Athena, and four children; Jessa, Juliana, Abram, and Adrian.

  • J. Andrew Owen - National Historian

     National Historian, J. Andrew Owen

    Dr. Owen (Theta Upsilon Chapter – Delta State University – 2006) is a music historian and teacher currently working towards a certification to teach choral music. Initiated at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, he served as Deputy Province Governor for Province 24 (Mississippi) from 2011 until 2015 and Province Governor from 2015 until 2022. He served as National Historian during the 2015–2018 triennium. He received a Ph.D. in musicology from Louisiana State University, with a dissertation dealing with music as used by various initiatic societies.

    Recently he published on YouTube an audiobook of the earliest writings of the founders and early brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. (See below) That project, among several others in progress, is an outgrowth of his belief that enabling brothers to engage effectively with the past will help them fulfill the Object. His work with music is heavily influenced by Brother Burrell’s idea that music is not an end in itself but a means of uplifting others; and that, similarly, the history of the fraternity is not an end in itself but a means of deepening the connection between the brother and the fraternity.

    He is also an enthusiast of philosophy, conducting, languages (living, artificial, or ancient), the art of Gregg Shorthand, and reading choral music from individual parts.

National Executive Committee

  • Timothy P. Carter, Esq. - Committeeman-at-Large

    Committeeman-at-Large, Timothy P. Carter, Esq.

    Mu Psi Chapter (Southern University) 1999

    Brother Timothy P. Carter, Esq. (Mu Psi ’99) earned a Juris Doctorate from the Southern University Law Center, a Masters of Music (Music Theory & Composition) the University of Louisiana Lafayette, a Bachelor of Art in Music (Trumpet Performance), and an Associates of Art (Jazz studies & Louisiana Ethnic Music) both from Southern University, Baton Rouge. Brotgher Carter is a native and lifelong resident of North Baton Rouge (Scotlandville). Bro. Carter has a very diverse professional and life experiences:

    Nine years of legal experience
    Law Clerk (8yrs)
    Practicing Attorney (3+yr)
    Nearly two decades as an educator and composer

    With a nearly 20-year award-winning career as a music educator and composer, Brother Carter has also serviced clients in numerous capacities, including but limited to, negotiating recording contracts, employment discrimination actions, and consulting on advertisement content for national presidential campaigns.         

    As a professional trumpet player, Brother Carter has performed both nationally and internationally. As a composer, his original compositions have also been performed everywhere from Georgia to Japan. In addition to being a National award-winning educator, Brother Carter also holds a lifetime teaching certification from the Louisiana Department of Education.

  • Jesse A. Reyes - Committeeman-at-Large

  • Tavell L. Kindall - Chairman, Province Governors Council

    Chairman, Collegiate Province Governors Council, Tavell L. Kindall

    Omicron Lambda Chapter (Grambling State University) 1996

    Brother Dr. Tavell L. Kindall was initiated as a charter member of the Omicron Lambda Chapter at Grambling State University on May 27, 1996. He served as Omicron Lambda’s first Chapter President from 1996-1998. He also served as Collegiate Province Representative (1997-1998) and Province Alumni Coordinator (2006-2017). Under National President Mark Lichtenberg’s tenure, he was appointed Province Governor of Province 14 in 2017. He is an Arkansas native but currently resides in the New Orleans Westbank township of Waggaman, LA.

    He is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse regulator, commissioner, speaker, and subject matter clinical practice expert. He oversees the provision of clinical services related to HIV prevention, HIV primary care, sexually transmitted infections, and viral hepatitis at a large federally qualified health center in New Orleans. He is a credentialed HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine,an Advanced HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse by the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board,a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

  • Levi D. R. Frazier - Chairman, Collegiate Province Representatives Council

    Chairman, Collegiate Province Representatives Council, Levi D. Frazier

    Upsilon Chi Chapter (Northwest Missouri State University) 2018

    Brother Levi Frazier was born and raised in Clarinda, Iowa. He attended Northwest Missouri State University for his first year of college, where he pledged to the Upsilon Chi Chapter in the fall of 2017. Levi transferred to Iowa State University and the Alpha Delta Chapter in the fall of 2018. While at the Alpha Delta Chapter, Levi held several offices including Warden, Music Director, Fraternity Education Officer, Vice President, and President from 2020 – 2023, serving in the role during the Chapter’s Centennial. Brother Frazier was elected Collegiate Province Representative for Province 26 in the fall of 2021. He was elected by the CPR Council to CPR Council Chairman at the 2022 National Convention in St. Louis. Levi was also appointed as the chairman of the National Fraternal Education Committee in 2023. He also holds membership in Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Acacia Fraternity, Order of Omega, and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.  

    Levi earned both his Bachelor of Music in Organ and Trombone Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Acting and Directing from Iowa State University in the Spring of 2023. He is currently attending East Carolina University for a Master of Music in Wind Conducting.  

  • Reno M. Ruiz - National Collegiate Representative

    National Collegiate Representative, Reno M. Ruiz

    Zeta Sigma Chapter (Texas Tech University) 2021

    Brother Reno Ruiz (Zeta Sigma, Spring 2021) was raised in Pottsboro and College Station, Texas, and is a graduate of College Station High School. He is a current student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas pursuing degrees in Music Education and Euphonium Performance. In High School, he was a member of the Texas All-State Band, a cast member at Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, and contracted at the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2020. At Texas Tech, Reno has served as the Vice President and President of the Tech Tuba Euphonium Association under Dr. Kevin Wass, Section leader for the Goin’ Band from Raiderland, and Euphonium in the Texas Tech Symphonic Band. Since his initiation into Phi Mu Alpha, Reno has served as the Zeta Sigma chapter’s Webmaster, Social Chair, and President. He currently serves on the National Executive Committee as the National Collegiate Representative.

Standing Committees

Commission on Standards | Dates of Service: 2022-2025

The Commission on Standards (COS) is a standing committee devoted to the development and welfare of chapters and colonies. It establishes and reviews colony program requirements, approves colony applications, and monitors colony progress. The COS is the Fraternity’s disciplinary body.

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Special Committees

Awards Committee | Dates of Service: 2022-2025

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Fraternal Education Committee | Dates of Service: 2022-2025

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Founded: 1898