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Hello from the Lambda Phi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha!

For those that do not know who we are, Phi Mu Alpha is a men’s social fraternity founded on the basis of advancing music in America. We have a diverse organization with a wide variety of majors, and also have people who are active in other organizations on campus. Since being founded in 1963, the Lambda Phi chapter has seen numerous people cross through and have since become the longest concurrent chapter in the state. We also do service projects not only around campus, but in the community of Starkville as well. In the past, we have helped with symphony concerts, helped with the MSU Honor Band, and performed at a local nursing home. We also do various brotherhood activities such as cookouts and chapter lunches that happen throughout the year. Joining Phi Mu Alpha will not only be a good way to meet new people but will also help create lifelong friends and memories. Starting at band camp, more information will be relayed so you can learn more about Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us personally via email me at, or you can add us on social media and ask us there! We will be posting recruitment events for Spring 2019, so follow us to ensure that you don’t miss out! Hail State!

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Thank you and Hail Sinfonia!

Austin Rowell, President

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the world's oldest and largest secret, national, fraternal society in music. Sinfonia was born on October 6, 1898, at the New England Conservatory in Boston, when a group of thirteen young men under the guidance of Ossian Everett Mills “to consider the social life of the young men students of that institution [and] to devise ways and means by which it might be improved.” For over a century, Sinfonians in nearly every field of study and professional endeavor have transformed music in America. Currently, there are over 250 active chapters, over 7,000 current collegiate members and over 110,000 alumni worldwide.

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.The opportunity of becoming a Sinfonian is offered to as many men as possible who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of the Fraternity’s Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America.

Sinfonia’s chief purpose is to develop Fraternity in music and highest standards in music. Sinfonia inspires musicians to be better men and is a movement for the betterment of mankind. Central to being a Sinfonian is the belief that the manly musician is one who loves music, not for the sake of music itself, but as a means to elevating others. With a charitable spirit and the power of music, we seek to bring Harmony to mankind.


Performing Arts

Selection Process/Membership Requirements

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is an all-male, student-led organization. Even though we are a music fraternity, you do not have to be a music major or minor to join. If you have a love for music and a willingness to help others, our brotherhood would be more than have you as a member. Our chapter hosts recruitment events throughout the year and initiates one class each semester, after a probationary membership period lasting eight to twelve weeks. Membership dues are comparatively much lower than other Greek organizations and our chapter prides itself on not deterring a man away on the basis on money. Phi Mu Alpha seeks to develop the "manly musician and the musicianly man" and welcomes all men who have a song in their heart and want to be part of a brotherhood.

Officer #1 Position Title


Officer #1 Name

Matthew Killen

Officer #1 Email
Officer #2 Position Title

Vice President

Officer #2 Name

Matthew Duck

Officer #2 Email
Advisor Name

Dr. Gary Packwood

Advisor Title

Director of Choral Activities

Advisor Email

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What types of events do you hold?

(For example: social, service, brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership, physical/fitness, etc.)

- Pizza and Game Nights
- Performances and Recitals
- Formal dinners
- Brotherhood-bonding retreats
- Fundraisers
- Ushering for various events
- Service projects with local organizations