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  • October 2, 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 the traditions that were [...]Read More...
  • October 1, 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 the PBS [...]Read More...
  • September 19, 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 - a tailored [...]Read More...
  • September 18, 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 the formal opening [...]Read More...
  • September 7, 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 7 pm(EST), [...]Read More...
  • August 28, 2020

    Brother Peter Wilson Retires from the President’s Own United States Marine Band After 30 Years

    Congratulations, Brother Peter Wilson! Violinist Master Gunnery Sergeant Peter Wilson joined "The President's Own" United States Marine Chamber Orchestra in September 1990. He was appointed principal second violin in 1991 and string section commander in 2007. For the past 25 years, he has also been the "Voice of the Marine Barracks," serving as the official [...]Read More...
  • August 14, 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 National Headquarters. The [...]Read More...
  • August 13, 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 archival [...]Read More...
  • August 12, 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 Lyrecrest's opening. [...]Read More...
  • August 12, 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 a better [...]Read More...
  • July 31, 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 made possible through [...]Read More...
  • June 11, 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. Such an [...]Read More...
  • May 31, 2020

    A Message from President Lichtenberg

    Dear Brothers, Some of us will never know what it is like to be treated differently only because of the color of our skin, and we may even feel a certain inadequacy in any attempt to provide support and comfort to our Brothers who are struggling with what is happening in our society. The reality [...]Read More...
  • March 24, 2020

    National Headquarters Transitions to Emergency Mobile Operations

    IMPORTANT NOTICE National Headquarters Transitions to Emergency Mobile Operations Evansville, Indiana – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 In response to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s statewide “Shelter in Place” executive order, issued on March 23, 2020, the National Headquarters will close to all public access effective at 11:59 PM Central Daylight Time today, and extending through Tuesday, [...]Read More...
  • March 3, 2020

    2020-2021 SEF Scholarship Applications Available

    Enriching Lives. Advancing Music. The Sinfonia Educational Foundation is proud to announce the availability of scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 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...
  • March 1, 2020

    2020 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...
  • February 29, 2020

    Spring 2020 Issue of The Red & Black Now Available

    Spring 2020 Issue Now Available The digital copy of the Spring 2020 issue of The Red & Black is now available online for your reading pleasure. This edition focuses on the incredible work being done around the country by our Brothers. With stories about music festivals, instrument donations, and masterclasses, we hope you are inspired by what [...]Read More...
  • February 20, 2020

    Phi Mu Alpha mourns the passing of Dr. Philip E. Autry

    Our hearts go out to the friends, family, colleagues, and Brothers of Dr. Philip Autry, who passed away this morning after battling a rare form of cancer for the past year. Brother Autry’s dedication to music, his students, his community, and his Fraternity Brothers was apparent throughout his life, and many will miss his friendship [...]Read More...
  • January 15, 2020

    Spring 2020 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. 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 a Mills [...]Read More...
  • December 28, 2019

    A Tribute to the “Father” of Our Ritual

    “Music – a profession, or possession? No, it is not a profession. You cannot ‘profess’ music any more than you can “profess” sunlight, or gold, for music is a great and moving power, which in its own time and under its own laws takes possession of you.” – Rollin M. Pease Sixty years ago to [...]Read More...
  • December 10, 2019

    Celebrate the Holidays with Music – Winter 2019

    Share the Gift of Music this Holiday Season For many, the holidays are a joyous time of year, one that brings about fond memories and quality time with friends and family. However, many others are not as fortunate, and the holidays can be a very difficult time. Some people will find themselves alone this year [...]Read More...
  • December 5, 2019

    Sinfonia Booth Returns to Midwest Clinic

    The Brothers of Phi Mu Alpha are excited to join thousands in Chicago, Illinois, from December 18-21, 2019, for the 73rd Annual Midwest Clinic! Over 18,000 people benefit from the wide array of educational clinics, reading sessions, concerts, and exhibits during the four-day conference. Since the early 1990s, Phi Mu Alpha has been exhibiting at [...]Read More...
  • October 8, 2019

    Sinfonia Mourns the Passing of Dr. Rolland H. Shaw

    The Fraternity was notified that Brother Rolland H. Shaw passed away on Saturday morning, October 5, 2019, at the age of 81. Dr. Shaw was born June 15, 1938, in Eupora, Mississippi, to Rolland and Sarah Shaw, and grew up in Greenville, where he graduated high school in 1956 Brother Shaw was initiated into Phi [...]Read More...
  • October 6, 2019

    Happy Founder’s Day!

    “Every great movement is the lengthening shadow of some great man.” One hundred twenty-one years ago this day, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s beloved Founder, Ossian Everett Mills gathered with thirteen young men at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts and held the first meeting of the Sinfonia Club. They gathered for sociability’s sake, hoping [...]Read More...
  • September 27, 2019

    Sinfonia Celebrates 121 Years

    Phi Mu Alpha Founder's Day 2019 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 Sinfonia is healthy, prosperous and growing. We have increased our membership, new groups continue to express [...]Read More...
  • September 25, 2019

    Risk Management Acknowledgement Renewal 2019

    Since 2012, the Fraternity has maintained a process which requires each collegiate member to review the Risk Management Policies annually and to renew the Risk Management Agreement which is signed during Probationary Membership in a process known as the Risk Management Acknowledgement, or RMA for short. All collegiate members will be expected to complete the [...]Read More...
  • September 22, 2019

    National Hazing Prevention Week 2019

    Stand Up and Speak Out Against Hazing https://www.sinfonia.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=13017&action=edit Stand Up and Speak Out Against Hazing Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is proud to join the hundreds of fraternities and sororities across the nation who celebrate the strength and courage of Brotherhood and Sisterhood by participating in National Hazing Prevention Week. When we stand up and speak [...]Read More...
  • September 15, 2019

    Fall 2019 Chapter Reports Available

    Chapter Reports Are Available Fall 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 and payment is accurate [...]Read More...
  • September 8, 2019

    We All Have a Role in Suicide Prevention

    Suicide and mental illness continue to be growing public health issues that affect our members, our campuses, our places of work, and our local communities. Last year in response to learning that suicide is currently the #2 leading cause of death among students*, we decided it was important to incorporate National Suicide Prevention Week into [...]Read More...
  • August 30, 2019

    Introducing Sinfonia Custom

    Your Design, Your Voice, Your Fraternity. Express Yourself With Sinfonia Custom We are very excited to introduce you to Sinfonia Custom - Phi Mu Alpha's very own custom apparel design platform. Members can choose from a variety of options to customize apparel and other merchandise. With built-in designer functionality that rivals what is commercially available [...]Read More...
  • August 25, 2019

    Reintroducing the Red & Black Magazine

    Fall 2019 Issue Now Available We are pleased to announce the relaunch of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity's primary publication for the collegiate membership with the Fall 2019 issue of The Red & Black. The Fraternity has been engaged in a thorough redesign of our communications program since July 2014.  Today's options for communication are increasingly digital, [...]Read More...
  • August 20, 2019

    Fall 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...
  • August 18, 2019

    Get a Sneak Peek at the New Red & Black!

    Fall 2019 Edition - Coming Soon! We are proud to announce that we are reintroducing The Red & Black magazine. The publication has gone undergone a considerable transformation in look and style, and will provide four times the content of any previous edition. The Red & Black will be back in circulation (digitally) starting next week [...]Read More...
  • August 17, 2019

    John Israel Steps Down as National Vice President

    Thank you for your service, Brother! On August 9, 2019, we received notice from Brother John Israel that he wanted to dedicate more time to his family and his career. He noted that, effective immediately, he would be resigning from his position as the National Vice President, stating, "I appreciate the opportunity that I have [...]Read More...
  • August 13, 2019

    Sinfonia Honors the Memory of Dr. Olin G. Parker

    “Music is the essence of humanness.” On August 5, 2019, Brother Olin G. Parker passed peacefully, surrounded by family at his home in Greenville, North Carolina. The Brotherhood of Phi Mu Alpha mourns the passing of a man who was of upright character and dedicated to true Sinfonian ideals. We shall forever honor his legacy [...]Read More...
  • August 2, 2019

    A Message from President Mark Lichtenberg

    President Mark Lichtenberg has issued a statement for members of the Fraternity in response to some of the questions he has received regarding the announcement he made on June 26, 2019. This new statement can be read on my.sinfonia.org along with five other items for your consideration.  Brothers who are struggling to log on to [...]Read More...
  • August 1, 2019

    Fall 2019 National Dues Assessed

    Fall 2019 National Dues Assessed All current listed collegiate members were assessed their Fall 2019 National Dues in the amount of $82.00. This is made up of a National per Capita Tax ($70.00) and the Insurance Fee ($12.00). This early assessment is in response to a high number of requests over the past few years from [...]Read More...
  • July 30, 2019

    Sinfonia to be at DCI World Championship Finals

    All roads lead to Indianapolis August 8-10, 2019, as the top corps compete for the title of DCI World Class Champion. Phi Mu Alpha will once again join fans of Marching Music's Major League nationwide at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the conclusion of the 2019 DCI Tour. This year's tour spanned 52 days, [...]Read More...
  • July 24, 2019

    Increases to the Cost of Initiation

    The National Executive Committee voted to increase the costs of the Fraternity's initiation packages at its October 25 -28, 2018 meeting at the National Headquarters in Evansville, Indiana. In recognition of supplier price increases for initiation materials over the past few years and after a comprehensive review of current costs and scheduled price increases, the National [...]Read More...
  • July 16, 2019

    Kappa Kappa Psi Centennial Celebration

    Congratulations on 100 Years of Service to Music! Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity congratulates the members of Kappa Kappa Psi - National Honorary Band Fraternity on the occasion of their Centennial Celebration at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on July 20, 2019. Kappa Kappa Psi will be turning 100 years old on November 27th [...]Read More...
  • July 14, 2019

    Celebrating 100 Years – The National Association of Negro Musicians

    Congratulations on Celebrating a Historic Milestone! Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity congratulates the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM), Inc., on the occasion of its Centennial National Convention at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, beginning today, July 14, 2019. NANM celebrated 100 years of its fine work toward the preservation, encouragement and [...]Read More...
  • July 8, 2019

    Sinfonia Mourns the Passing of Holocaust Survivor Eva Mozes Kor

    "I want my time on this earth to count for something." Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia joins Indiana and the world in mourning the passing of Eva Mozes Kor (January 30, 1934 – July 4, 2019), who passed away peacefully at the age of 85 in Krakow, Poland, while leading the annual educational summer trip of [...]Read More...
  • July 2, 2019

    “Meet Me In St. Louis” – Phi Mu Alpha’s 57th National Convention

    Join us in St. Louis, Missouri from July 21-25, 2021, for Phi Mu Alpha's 57th's National Convention. Not only will you be able to explore the city and all it has to offer, but you'll also experience incredible music, inspiring educational sessions, and the comradery of hundreds of Brothers from all across the country. This [...]Read More...
  • June 28, 2019

    National Executive Committee Responds to Changes at the National Level

    A Statement from Members of the NEC The members of the National Executive Committee have responded to the changes announced on June 26, 2019, by National President, Mark R. Lichtenberg. The response is included as part of the enclosed documents toward the bottom of the page on MySinfonia that is linked in the button below. [...]Read More...
  • June 26, 2019

    National President Announces Changes at the National Level

    Important Notice From President Mark Lichtenberg Dear Brothers, It is with great concern for our Brotherhood, and with firm resolve to protect it, that I must inform you of a very troubling matter which requires immediate emergency action. While there will be immediate changes in leadership and spending limitations are imposed at the national level, [...]Read More...
  • June 18, 2019

    Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia to be at BHS International Convention in Salt Lake City

    The Barbershop Harmony Society will hold it's International Convention July 1-7, 2019, at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity is excited to take part in the action and once again join Barbershoppers from across the nation in a week of camaraderie and harmony. The Sinfonia Booth will be [...]Read More...
  • June 12, 2019

    Recruitment Expert Joins Sinfonia Summit Faculty

    Angie Carr Robinett will be joining the list of presenters at this Summer's Sinfonia Summit. She has been popular amongst members who have attended previous events such as our Leadership Institute and National Convention as she makes membership recruitment easy and obtainable for Chapters of all shapes and sizes. We look forward to having her [...]Read More...
  • June 7, 2019

    American Masters: Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices

    "Robert Shaw made us sing with one voice, and the world stopped and listened." On June 21st, 2019, PBS will feature Brother Robert Shaw as the newest addition to its series, American Masters with Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices. Shaw was a 1945 initiate of the Alpha Chi Chapter at the University of [...]Read More...
  • June 6, 2019

    Commemorating D-Day: 75 Years

    The Invasion of Normandy "The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." General Dwight D. Eisenhower, D-Day Message (June 6, 1944) Seventy-five years ago today, allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, on the northwestern coast of France, sparking the beginning of the end [...]Read More...
  • May 29, 2019

    SEF 2019-2020 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 made possible through [...]Read More...
  • May 23, 2019

    Legacy Website Sunsets May 31, 2019

    Sinfonia Legacy Website will be retired on May 31, 2019. While our legacy website served the Fraternity well from its introduction in 2004 until its partial decommission in 2016, the time has come to bid it a fond farewell. Almost all of the functionality offered on the legacy site or via MyDesktop had been replaced [...]Read More...
  • May 23, 2019

    Volunteers Needed: DRUMS on the OHIO

    Over the past few years, Phi Mu Alpha has taken pride in being a part of DRUMS on the OHIO. Our support of this show is an expanded commitment to our National Partnership with Drum Corps International. DRUMS on the OHIO brings in over 3,500 spectators annually to support 1,000+ performers – all while increasing traffic to [...]Read More...
  • May 21, 2019

    Phi Mu Alpha Sponsors DRUMS on the OHIO

    Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity is proud to announce that it will be the presenting sponsor for DRUMS on the OHIO this year.  As a continuation of the Fraternity's commitment to impacting the Evansville area in a way that promotes our object, we are excited to help bring a such an amazing event to the [...]Read More...
  • May 16, 2019

    Sinfonia Summit Presenter Highlights

    This summer will mark the first-ever Sinfonia Summit! The event is being hosted right down the road from our National Headquarters at the University of Southern Indiana, here in Evansville, Indiana. Join us for an extended weekend of fun, Brotherhood, and the opportunity to grow as a leader.  Phi Mu Alpha’s Summer Sinfonia Summit is [...]Read More...
  • April 30, 2019

    Volunteer Leadership Position 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 29, which covers Southeastern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northern Michigan. Interested candidates will ideally be located within reasonable proximity of the chapters in the Province, [...]Read More...
  • April 23, 2019

    Music that Makes A Difference – Spring 2019

    Thank you to all the Brothers, Probationary Members, and friends of Sinfonia who participated in this Spring's National Mills Music Mission Week! Annually, the outreach efforts of Phi Mu Alpha's National Philanthropy, the Mills Music Mission, culminate with the celebration of a national week of philanthropy during the days leading up to Easter. This is [...]Read More...
  • April 16, 2019

    Phi Mu Alpha Summer Sinfonia Summit

    Join us in Evansville this summer for the first-ever Sinfonia Summit! Building Better Men On Thursday, June 27, we will convene the inaugural Sinfonia Summit event on the beautiful campus of the University of Southern Indiana. Four years in the making, this event is designed to teach collegiate leaders to capture the true spirit of [...]Read More...
  • April 15, 2019

    Phi Mu Alpha Charters at TWU

    Congratulations to the newly chartered Sigma Pi Chapter! On Friday, April 12, 2019, Sinfonians from all over gathered in Denton, Texas to charter the Sigma Pi Chapter at Texas Woman's University. The charter was presented to 15 men by National Vice President John Israel with the initiation ceremony presented by the Gamma Theta Chapter from the University [...]Read More...
  • April 3, 2019

    Lyrecrest Work Weekend 2019

    Lyrecrest Work Weekend 2019 May 24 - May 26 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...
  • April 2, 2019

    Phi Mu Alpha Reactivates at Washington State University

    Congratulations to the newly reactivated Chi Chapter! On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Sinfonians gathered to reactivate the Chi Chapter at Washington State University. The Certificate of Reactivation was presented to 15 men by National President Mark R. Lichtenberg with the initiation ceremony being presented by the Beta Sigma Chapter from the University of Idaho.  The Chi [...]Read More...
  • 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...