Collaborations, Partnerships, & Affiliates
American Classical Music Hall of Fame
Founded in 1996, The American Classical Music Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the many facets of American classical music. The Hall of Fame seeks to recognize those who have made significant contributions to American classical music and by doing so aspires to sustain and build interest in American classical music.
Phi Mu Alpha is a member of the Hall’s Professional Organization Advisory Council (POAC). The POAC of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame is a group of important and influential music organizations who participate in the nomination and voting of Hall of Fame inductees and provide leadership for our artistic mission. The POAC includes many prominent organizations, the full list of which can be viewed by clicking here.
To read more about this organization, visit www.americanclassicalmusic.org.
Barbershop Harmony Society
The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) is the largest all-male acappella organization in the world. Founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1938, the Society strives to perpetuate and celebrate harmony sung in the barbershop style while bringing together men of all ages in fellowship and friendship and enriching lives through the joy of singing. As such, their goals and ideals reflect those of Phi Mu Alpha. Barbershop singing is a uniquely American art form, and many Sinfonians are already involved with BHS chapters and competitions.
BHS offers numerous opportunities for our brothers to enhance their musical experiences. For brothers looking for new music for their choral group, both in college and beyond, the BHS website offers resources and music to find what you need. BHS also has numerous regional chapters, many that are close to our chapters and alumni associations. Interested brothers are encouraged to seek out local chapters and become involved with other singers. As an offshoot of this, BHS holds various competitions for groups of various sizes and ages.
To search for a local BHS chapter, click here.
And to learn more about competing with BHS, either with a quartet or larger group, click here.
Drum Corps International
Known as “Marching Music’s Major League,” Drums Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Through the annual DCI Tour and more than 35 World Championships in 17 North American cities, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and nationally-televised events. Numerous Sinfonians are already a part of DCI’s national network, and this strategic collaboration will help solidify the bonds between the two organizations.
Phi Mu Alpha’s collaborative relationship with DCI aims to increase social and musical opportunities for brothers.
To learn more about DCI, visit their website at the following link: http://www.dci.org
Encore Tours is the performance travel division of ACIS Educational Tours, the premier educational travel company since 1978.Encore brings choral, instrumental, dance, and theater groups to the world stage through customized performance tours overseas.With Encore, performing before a packed concert hall in historic cities throughout the world can be more than a dream; taking you to inspiring venues and providing all the behind-the-scenes support you need to make performance magic happen. Encore guarantees audiences at all performances, and takes care of the details so you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime.
Encore’s Mission: Through the universal language of music, Encore’s performance tours change lives in a profound way by opening our passports to the world and bringing diverse people and cultures together. With their mutual passion for music, Encore Tours and ensemble leaders provide a positive lifelong impact on every traveling participant.
To learn more about Encore Tours, visit their website at: https://www.encoretours.com/
Fraternity Communications Association
The mission of the Fraternity Communications Association (FCA) is
“To enhance fraternity communications through the exchange of ideas, experiences and information.”
Through formal membership in FCA, Phi Mu Alpha staff members are able to take part in communications training, as well as share ideas and resources with other organizations to improve the quality of the Fraternity’s communications efforts.
To learn more about FCA, its members and programs, visit their website at http://www.fraternitycommunications.com
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National Association for Music Education (NAfME) & Music Education Policy Roundtable
The mission of the Music Education Policy Roundtable is the unification of all music education advocacy organizations under a single policy apparatus, working in unison to achieve a consensus set of federal legislative recommendations, on behalf of the profession and all of those who stand to benefit from its contributions to education.
The National Executive Committee is represented at regular meetings of the Roundtable. At these meetings, numerous prominent musical organizations discuss music education in the country at how it can best be served on a national level. These proposals are brought to legislators, with the force of many of the biggest names in American music, to help ensure that music education is healthy and strong for generations to come.
To learn more about NAfME and the Roundatble, its members and initiatives, visit their website at http://www.nafme.org.
National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Support Music Coalition
SupportMusic.com is a public service initiative that impacts resolve and support for music education in local communities around the United States and abroad. This advocacy effort now unites nearly 600 national, regional and international organizations comprised of parents and community leaders seeking to improve access and opportunity in music and arts learning. Tens of thousands of concerned citizens visit the website every month and use its resources to keep music education strong in their schools and communities.
The website and Coalition, a joint effort between NAMM and NAfME, offers instructional and advocacy resources in print and electronic formats, and also features a monthly conference call featuring some of the biggest names in the music world.
As an affiliate of the Coalition, Phi Mu Alpha helps to promote its advocacy efforts through awareness and outreach.
To read the full mission statement and see a list of other affiliates click here.
National Interfraternity Music Council
The National Interfraternity Music Council (NIMC) is composed of the national or international presidents of seven music fraternities and meets annually to discuss matters of mutual interest.
NIMC is not an incorporated body, nor is it organized to regulate the actions of its member organizations. Rather, the NIMC is simply an annual gathering. However, formal agreements between the member organizations may be made.
The other members of NIMC are: Delta Omicron, Kappa Kappa Psi, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Beta, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Tau Beta Sigma.
Share Your Story
We want to hear your advocacy story!
What is advocacy? There’s the obvious: attending town hall or school board meetings and providing a voice, writing to your congressional representative or local legislators, and supporting arts organizations in your community.
But there’s a less obvious side to advocacy. Telling someone about your love of music, or the life lessons you learned as a musician or lover or music. Sharing your favorite artist or composer, or telling the story of your favorite music teacher – perhaps the one that helped you to acheive more than you thought possible. It’s all this and more, and stories about all of these things are not only welcome and encouraged but needed if we’re to share our love of music with the world.
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has begun a Share Your Story Campaign, for much the same purpose. In collaboration with NAfME, all stories related to music or advocacy that are shared by Sinfonians will also be submitted to NAfME’s campaign (unless otherwise requested). Music is a community and a shared love, and we want to help share this love with as many people as possible.