Welcome to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia!
Founded in 1898 with the purpose of promoting sociability and the best and truest fraternal spirit, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the oldest and largest secret fraternal society in music in the world. Banded together by our common goal of building men of the highest type, Sinfonians across the country seek to win the world to Harmony through its noble object:
"The Object of this Fraternity shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater."
This page is for the Beta Omicron chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity which resides at the Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Music takes a huge role on this campus as we are fortunate to have an outstanding program of study. Our marching band and choir have both traveled the world to show how far American musicians have come.
We have a number of Brothers who are studying the field of music, but a number of brothers (in our chapter and nationwide) study other areas such as English, mathematics, science, history; you name it! A Brotherhood in Music is not defined solely by talent, but passion. Former National President, Percy Jewett Burrell said it best:
“When Father Mills started a little club of male students at the New England Conservatory in Boston, he sought not the musician in the institution, but the man in the musician. No such question was put as ‘How well can you sing, young man?’ or ‘What can you play, sir?’ but ‘Come on, boys. Let’s get together!’ This was the slogan that struck the ear and stirred the heart for it meant something for sociability’s sake, good fellowship, and mutual helpfulness. The result is today the Sinfonia Fraternity of America.”
Music is a universal language and promoting harmony among mankind through Music is the ultimate goal.