Message From the President
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, since its inception in 1898, has dramatically influenced the course of American music. But more importantly, it has changed the hundreds of thousands of men who have become members and the communities with which these men engage. The Theta chapter at Syracuse University has been a part of this rich history since 1904 and its members have gone on to represent Sinfonia’s spirit in concert halls, classrooms, and community spaces across central New York and the country.
My membership in Phi Mu Alpha has had me face some of the biggest questions of what it means to be a musician. Why do I make music? How do my character and my bond with others influence my music? What makes music good or bad? How do I truly reach people with music and what can it do for them? I have done so alongside lifelong friends with whom I have shared laughter, tears and countless experiences that have shaped the course of my life. I have learned that the intangible connection between a group of people is something mystical and inexplicably powerful.
Whoever you are and whatever the circumstances are which have brought you to be reading this, we would love for you to come to hang with us. Membership in the theta chapter is full of pancake breakfasts, singing barbershop tags, making music across campus, and other small adventures. There is a place in this organization for anyone whose heart and mind are open, and who seeks to better themselves and those around them. Come see for yourself what it means to be a Sinfonian.
Liam “McFly” Hines