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NAfME – National Association for Music Educators (Collegiate Membership)

Through its many programs, activities, publications, and conferences, NAfME
works to promote the value of music education, to foster the best possible music
education programs in our nation's schools, and to advance music education as a
profession. The collegiate chapter is designed to acquaint the student with music
education possibilities and standards. Interested students should see Dr. Eric
Branscome, MMC 135. More information is also available on the Collegiate NAfME Chapter website.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity for Men

The Theta Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity for Men was founded on the Austin Peay State University campus on May 23, 1959. Phi Mu Alpha is the oldest fraternity on campus. Professor David Steinquest is the faculty advisor for this fraternity.

The Objectives of this fraternity:

  • 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.
  • Phi Mu Alpha takes an active involvement in the music department. Its activities include co-sponsoring the Mid-South Marching Festival, and sponsoring the Mid-South Jazz Festival.

Signs will be posted concerning interest meetings. Any man who is interested in
Phi Mu Alpha and will accept its purposes as well as meet the chapter's academic
requirements is invited to attend these meetings.

Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women

Sigma Alpha Iota aims to promote American music in the Clarksville community through the support of music students and other musicians on the Austin Peay Campus. Membership is not limited to music majors, but members should have a serious attitude toward music and possess a love of music. Delta Pi chapter was founded on May 9, 1965. Our faculty advisors are Dr. Emily Hanna Crane, MMC 219, Professor Lisa Conklin-Bishop, and Mrs. Jen Shehy.

The fraternity's purposes are:

  • To form chapters of women college students and alumnae who have a sincere
  • interest in music
  • To uphold the highest standards of music
  • To further the development of music in America and throughout the world.
  • To give inspiration and encouragement to members
  • To organize the cultural life of its members as a contributing factor to their educational growth.
  • To support the ideals and goals of the member's Alma Mater.
  • To adhere to the highest standards of citizenship in school, community, and fraternity life.

SAI Philanthropies, Inc. oversees all national projects. Some of these include:
publishing music for the visually impaired, holding composer competitions, and publishing winning entries, providing instruments and music for children's orchestras in deprived countries throughout the world, giving scholarships, loans, and performing grants to members.

Information sessions are held at the beginning of each semester for all interested women. Look for signs posted throughout the music building.

Pi Kappa Lambda- National Music Honor Society

The primary objective of Pi Kappa Lambda is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship. Consideration for membership is based upon the following regulations: seniors must be in the upper one-fifth of their class; juniors in the upper one-tenth of their class; graduate students must have grades of A (or the equivalent letter grades) in two thirds of their graduate studies. Nominations and elections are the responsibility of the Faculty Committee of the chapter.