PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA FRATERNITY OF AMERICA


     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 wanted "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." Sinfonia became a national fraternity on October 6, 1900, with the admission of a group of men at the Broad Street Conservatory in Philadelphia. For over a century, Sinfonians in nearly every field of study and professional endeavor have transformed music in America. 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.


 

OSSIAN EVERETT MILLS MUSIC MISSION

 

     The Mills Music Mission (MMM) is Sinfonia’s official philanthropy, and is a modern day revival of our Founder’s charitable spirit and work. In the 1880s, Ossian E. Mills, Sinfonia's Founder and first Supreme President, began a "Song and Flower Mission" to hospital patients in Boston. His work utilized the healing power of music long before there were professionally trained therapists, and was one of the largest and most well-respected charities in Boston at the time. Today, through this grassroots project, Sinfonians perform for countless thousands of nursing home and hospital patients nationwide. As brothers exemplify the spirit of self-sacrifice, they more personally experience music’s power to elevate the human spirit, and grow better as men from helping others. 

 

 


To learn more about Phi Mu Alpha, please visit our National Website! 

www.sinfonia.org


SINFONIANS OF NOTE

Cannonball Adderly - Saxophonist 

 

Samuel Adler - Composer and Conductor


Jamey Aebersold - Jazz Saxophone and Educator


Leroy Anderson - Composer


Maurice Andre - Trumpet


Samuel Barber - Composer


Count Basie - Jazz Pianist and Band Leader


David Bispham - Bass-Baritone


David Boren - Politician


Les Brown - Band Leader


John Cage - Composer 


Andrew Carnegie - Philanthropist


Pablo Casals - Cellist


Bill Conti - Film and Television Composer


Aaron Copland - Composer 


George Crumb - Composer


George Dawes - Politician and Composer


William Dawson - Composer


Hal. G Davis - Publisher


Thomas E. Dewey - Politician and Baritone


Bo Diddley - Blues Guitarist


Antal Dorati - Conductor


George Eastman - Inventor and Philanthropist


Nelson Eddy - Baritone and Actor


Duke Ellington - Pianist, Composer, and Band Leader

 

Percy Faith - Band Leader


Leonard Falcone - Conductor

Frederick Fennel - Conductor


Maynard Ferguson - Trumpeter/ Band Leader  

 

Arthur Fiedler - Conductor

 

Leopold Godowsky - Conductor


Morton Gould - Pianist


Percy Grainger - Composer


Andy Griffth - Actor and Entertainer


Ferde Grofe - Composer


Dave Grusin - Composer and Producer


Jerry Hadley - Tenor


Howard Hanson - Composer


Jascha-Heifetz - Violinist


Skitch Henderson - Band Leader


Jerome Hines - Bass


Paul Hume - Musicologist and Critic


Burl Ives - Actor and Folk Singer


Thor Johnson - Conductor


Stan Kenton - Jazz Pianist and Band Leader


Jan Kubelik - Violinist


Fiorello H. LaGuardia - Politician


Tim Lautzenheiser - Educator


James Levine - Conductor


Keith Lockhart - Conductor


Martin Mailman - Composer


Chuck Mangione - Trumpeter 


Branford Marsalis - Saxophonist and Jazz Educator


Ellis L. Marsalis - Jazz Artist and Music Educator


Francis McBeth - Composer

Robert Merrill - Baritone

 

Carols Montoya - Flamenco Guitarist


Vaclav Nelhybel - Composer


Peter Nero - Band Leader


Luciano Pavarotti - Tenor


Krzystof Penderecki - Composer


Vincent Perischetti - Composer


Andre Previn - Pianist and Conductor


Alfred Reed - Composer and Publisher


William Revelli - Band Director


David Rose - Band Leader


Ed Schaughnessy - Percussionist


Lalo Schifrin - Composer and Pianist


Rudolph Schirmer - Poet


Arnold Schoenberg - Composer and Theorist


William Schuman - Composer


Robert Shaw - Conductor


John Phillip Sousa - Composer and Band Director


Henry E. Steinway - Philanthropist


Randall Thompson - Composer


Michael Tilson Thomas - Conductor


Fisher Tull - Composer and Educator 


William Warfield - Bass


Fred Waring - Conductor


Peter Wilhousky - Conductor and Arranger


J. Clifton Williams - Composer