Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Brothers

Brothers

Matthew Anson

Spring 2014

Matt is a Music Education major from Corning, New York and is the little brother of Geoffrey Warren Baker. He was initiated in the Spring of 2014. His hobbies include harassing his family line, playing Dungeons and Dragons, being a Sony fanatic, and learning whatever the next big discovery is in the science world.

Ian Brennan

Spring 2016

Ian is a Junior Music Technology major from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. He currently studies voice under Dr. Kim and is additionally aiming for a percussion minor, studying under Dr. Alexander. He is the little brother of Zach Sigafoes, twin of Damien Wickizer, and cousin of Jared Holmes. Ian dreams of becoming an actor (film, voice, and theater), writer of fantasy adventure novels, and screenplays. He is a member of Marching Band, where he plays timpani in the pit section, and Festival Chorus, where he sings second tenor. His favorite things outside of music include (but aren't limited to) Transformers, Star Wars, superhero comics, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Michael Ismael Carrasquillo

Spring 2015

Michael is a senior B.A. music major at Mansfield University. His primary instrument is trumpet with a secondary in french horn. He has performed in various ensembles in his time at MU such as the MU Jazz Band, MU Symphonic band, and Festival Chorus. He is currently a member of the MU brass band (Flugelhorn), MU Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, Chamber Singers, MU Wind Ensemble (French Horn), MU Symphony Orchestra (Trumpet and French Horn), and The Spirit and the Pride of Pennsylvania serving as trumpet section leader. In addition to being a brother of Phi Mu Alpha, Michael is also a brother of the national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi. His future plans are to pursue graduate degrees in both trumpet performance and instrumental conducting and one day teach music on a university level. Michael was initiated in the Spring of 2015 and is the little brother of Morgan Berkley Feick.

  • Officer Position: Treasurer

Donavan Darienzo

Spring 2015

Donavan (Donny) Darienzo was innitated in the spring of 2015. He is a senior vocal performance major. At the university, he is a current member of Pennsylvania Colligate Music Educators Association, Musical Theater Organization, the Mansfield University Concert Choir, and the Mansfield Womens' Choir as a countertenor. He is an Eagle Scout and is still an active member of the Boy Scouts of America. He has a very passionate love for cats and penguins and will gladly sit down to talk for a while about literally anything.

  • Officer Position: Warden
  • Committee Chair: Music Advocacy

Jacob Leon Foil-Charles I

Spring 2016

Hello! My name is Jacob Foil-Charles. I am a Junior at Mansfield University, and I have a dual major in Vocal Performance and Biology with a Geology minor. I am from Wellsboro, which is only about 15 minutes from Mansfield, and have been actively involved with music since I was in 4th grade. I was in choir and band practically all throughout middle school and high school, and was a regular participant in the PMEA Choral Festivals. I went to District Chorus and Regional Chorus 3 years in a row and I just missed All-State Chorus twice. I played trumpet from 5th to 12th grade and was in my high schools marching band for 4 years. But since coming to Mansfield, I have focused on my voice (hence the performance major). I also was a regular in my high schools musicals since I was in 10th grade. My focus in vocal training is mainly classical music and opera, but I love musical theater! Finally, I have been a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia for about half a year now. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Everyone I meet is supportive and caring and has welcomed me as one of them; and together the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha form an awesome family!

Rob Garrison

Fall 2014

Rob Garrison is a senior, Music Technology major, from good old Mansfield, PA. His primary instrument is his voice and hopes to be using it for a long time after school. Mansfield was a simple choice for Rob, and he really enjoys his experiences at the school in his backyard. While he wants to work as a sound mixer in the studio, he dreams of being a producer.

  • Officer Position: Historian

Jared Holmes

Spring 2016

Jared is a Music Education major with a Piano concentration and a Minor in History from Dover, PA. He is the Mansfield University ACDA Treasurer and aspires to be a High School Choral Director with later political goals.

  • Officer Position: Conductor
  • Committee Chair: Social

Benjamin Kearns

Fall 2017

Ben is a sophomore Music Performance major from Palmyra, NY. He plays the Bassoon in the Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, as well as the Opera Workshop Orchestra, Musical Theater Orchestra, and the Festival Chorus Major Work Orchestra when needed. He has hopes of making it into a professional Symphony Orchestra and teaching at a collegiate level. He is the president of Double Reed Society and studies under Dr. Sue Laib. He is the little brother of Jacob Kerbaugh and was initiated in the Fall of 2017! His interests include playing World of Warcraft, watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, and collecting vinyl records. His favorite animal is a penguin, and his favorite color is Blue.

Jacob Kerbaugh

Fall 2016

Jacob is a fifth year senior performance major and will graduate in December 2017. He plays the clarinet and occasionally bassoon. Outside of degree requirements, he is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the Mansfield University Double Reed Society. Jacob is an active member of the Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Clarinet Choir, Opera Workshop Orchestra, Musical Theater Orchestra, the annual Octoboefest! recital, and the Festival Chorus Major Work Orchestra. When Jacob grows up he'd like to perform in a professional symphony orchestra and teach at a collegiate level. Jacob also enjoys bread and friendship.

Joshua Kosek

Spring 2017

Josh kosek was initiated in the spring of 2017. He is a senior be a music Major with a minor in criminal justice. He is a member of the Mansfield University concert choir, chamber singers, president of the Mansfield University Nerf club and a co-founder of the Mansfield University Young Americans for Liberty chapter. Josh kosek was initiated in the spring of 2017. He is a senior be a music Major with a minor in criminal justice. He is a member of the Mansfield University concert choir, chamber singers, president of the Mansfield University Nerf club and a co-founder of the Mansfield University Young Americans for Liberty chapter. In his very limited spare time he enjoys Nerf as a hobby playing paintball and Shooting Sports.

Devon Lawson

Spring 2016

My name is Devon Lawson. I'm a Junior Music Education Major. My primary instrument is the cello, but I play a lot of trombone. I didn't think that Greek life was for me before getting to Mansfield, but I've been nothing but happily surprised by all of the people here. I am so proud to be a student here, and I want to be the best teacher, father, and friend that I can be while trying to figure out what that means. The way I see to do this best is to surround myself with like-minded but diverse individuals who also want this to learn from and with. For me, this means Sinfonia.

  • Officer Position: Fraternity Education Officer

Christopher Lontz

Fall 2017

Chris is a senior Chemistry major at Mansfield University. His primary instrument is Bass Trombone. He performs in Wind Ensemble and Brass Band on Bass Trombone and in The Spirit and The Pride of Pennsylvania as its President on Sousaphone. Chris is also a Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, serving as their Vice President of Service. His future plans are to attend graduate school at University of Pittsburgh for Physical Chemistry, receive his PhD, and then conduct research for an institution. He is a Hufflepuff who loves playing video games, and pondering the differences between birds, birbs, and borbs. Chris was initiated in the Fall of 2017 and is the little Brother of Nicholas Patrick Wathen.

Adam Price

Spring 2017

Hi I'm Adam Price and I'm a sophomore in the 2020 class of MU. I'm a Music Education major with a primary in voice. I was initiated my freshman year and I'm the chair of Fundraising.

  • Committee Chair: Fundraising

Cole Ramsey

Spring 2016

Cole Ramsey is a Junior Music Education Major with his primary instrument being Percussion. He hails from Todd, PA, graduating from Tussey Mountain High School. As a music education major, he hopes to one day have the same impact on his students that his teachers had on him. In his spare time, Cole enjoys playing golf, cheering for all the Pittsburgh teams, and making music in any way possible. He is also the little brother of Micah Alexander Neiss.

  • Officer Postition: President

Eli Sauls

Fall 2016

Nathan Shedd

Spring 2016

Nathan is a Sophomore Music Education Major, focusing on Euphonium, from Ashburnham, Massachusetts. He is part of PCMEA, president of SPSEA, on the Music Advocacy committee for the chapter, and in many of the ensembles. He is a very open and accepting person, will listen to anyone, and loves wolves and the cold.

  • Officer Position: Parliamentarian

Brian Vanvestraut

Spring 2015

Brian George Vanvestraut is a Senior Early Childhood and Special Education Major. His primary instrument is Voice and he is from Blakely, PA. He is president MTO. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He is also a former summer camp staff member in the NEPA council. Music has always been a huge part of his life, especially musical theatre. Brian was initiated into the Beta Omicron chapter in the spring of 2015 and is the little brother of Matthew Lawrence Anson.

  • Officer Position: Vice President
  • Committee Chair: Philanthropy

Nicholas Wathen

Spring 2016

Hailing from Chesapeake Beach in southern Maryland, Nicholas (Nick) Wathen is a senior B.A. in music with a minor in math. He studies voice with Dr. Alissa Rose and is the little brother of Morgan Berkley Feick. After beginning his love for music in high school, he later decided to pursue it as a career. At Mansfield, he has been active in many ensembles and organizations around campus. Besides music, he has other hobbies such as cycling, jet skiing, and drawing. Nick hopes to go to grad school for conducting and continue his love for music long after he graduates.

  • Officer Position: Webmaster
  • Committee Chair: Public Relations

Damien Wickizer

Spring 2015

Damien Wickizer is currently a Senior Music Education major from Wyalusing, PA. He is currently studying voice under the direction of Dr. Todd E. Ranney. He is a member of ACDA, where he serves as YMCF Chair and also a member of PCMEA. He loves listening to 90's Pop, Jazz, and anything by Pentatonix!! He is involved in several ensembles such as Concert Choir, Chamber singers, and more. He has been in several musicals in the past and was featured as Assan in The Consul. He also serves as a Mountie Ambassador on the Mansfield Orientation Team. His dream is to become a choir director and inspire his students to love music and embrace the feelings and thoughts from it to pursue their passions in life. He also wants to become a leader, of some sort, within the community of music or even the government. He is the little brother of Zachary Daniel Sigafoes.

  • Officer Position: Secretary
  • Committee Chair: Alumni
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