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Greek and Music Organizations


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia   (Chapter website)

Phi Mu Alpha SinfoniaPresident, Sigma Alpha Chapter: Gianni Davilli
Faculty Advisors:  Profs. Thomas Giampietro & Timothy T. Anderson

“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.”

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the world’s oldest and largest secret national fraternal society in music. For over a century, Sinfonians in nearly every field of study and professional endeavor have transformed music in America.  Sinfonian invites 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.

The Sigma Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, chartered at UMass Amherst on March 7, 2010, works to develop brotherhood through music, and champion the power of music by bringing it to others. This is exemplified in our Mills Music Mission, where we bring music to those who may not experience it often, and in our Chapter and American Music Recitals, which provide not only an opportunity for us but for others in the community to perform and share their love and passion for music.

Sigma Alpha Iota

Sigma Alpha IotaPresident, UMass Chapter: Genevieve Weidner
Faculty Advisors: Jamie-Rose Guarrine, and Erinn Knyt,

Sigma Alpha Iota promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. Members of SAI are active in all areas of campus music and campus life, working closely with faculty, administration, campus and community groups, music professionals and patrons. In addition to personal encouragement and support, members may receive scholarships, loans and awards in many areas and at all levels of music-related study. Sigma Alpha Iota has long been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of fraternity contact.

Kappa Kappa Psi

Kappa Kappa PsiPresident, UMass Chapter: Matt Turcotte
Vice President of Service: Evan Rogers
Faculty Advisor: Thom Hannum

Founded in 1919 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Kappa Kappa Psi is the leading fraternity dedicated to supporting and developing college and university band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi has affiliations with over 210 college and university campuses across the U.S. With a dedicated spirit of unity and cooperation, Kappa Kappa Psi is unequivocally committed to becoming the world standard of excellence for band fraternal organizations, guided by its values, mission and rituals.  Kappa Kappa Psi members inspire one another and all college band members to Strive for The Highest.

Tau Beta Sigma

Tau Beta SigmaPresident, Delta Delta Chapter: Kelly Balezos
Faculty Advisor: Thom Hannum & Timothy T. Anderson

The Delta Delta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority, is a gender inclusive sorority that operates for the purpose of serving the UMass Bands Program. From our National Mission Statement: "We provide exceptional service to collegiate bands and promote equality and diversity, including empowering women in the band profession. We cultivate leadership, educational achievement, music appreciation and community development."  A few of our special projects: holding receptions after instrumental ensemble concerts; professional development seminars through our various Women in Music speaker series; instrument petting zoos for elementary and middle school band programs. Please feel free to visit our website

Mass Music

Co-Presidents: Lilli Samman, & Kathleen Sharpe,
Faculty Advisor: Matthew Westgate

Mass Music is a community service group of students from the UMass Music Department and other Departments on campus. We are dedicated to creating positive change in the surrounding communities through service, outreach, and the promotion of music and music education. Some of our past projects include fundraising for local organizations, playing at retirement homes and elementary schools, and holding a drive to collect used instruments for a UMass alumni's band program in New Mexico. We dedicate our time to sharing the joys of music for the benefit of others!

Pioneer Valley Trumpet Guild

Pioneer Valley Trumpet GuildPresident: Parlee Hayden
Faculty Advisor: Eric Berlin

The Pioneer Valley Trumpet Guild is a performance and outreach based organization.  We aim to create a positive, musical relationship with the entire Pioneer Valley and believe that the best way to do that is through public exposure.  Each semester, members of the Guild perform in a variety of settings from Veterans homes to our annual Holiday Caroling where small groups of musicians hold impromptu performances of seasonal songs in public venues.  It is the core belief of the PVTG that it is our responsibility as ambassadors of art music to bring our craft into the public forum and form lasting relationships within the community.

CNAfME  (Collegiate National Association for Music Education)

CNAfMEPresident, UMass Chapter: Erin Hussey
Faculty Advisors: Lisa Lehmberg
Stephen Paparo
Jacqueline Smith

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

American Choral Directors Association

American Choral Directors AssociationPresident, UMass Chapter: Caroline Lee
Faculty Advisors: Stephen Paparo, & Tony Thornton,

The American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) is a national non-profit organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, and teaching, as well as to raise choral music's presence in our society through arts advocacy. The UMass student chapter includes undergraduate and graduate students who share a passion for the choral arts. Each semester, we host a variety of events including lectures by guests, music reading sessions, and conducting masterclasses. On the final day of classes each fall semester, ACDA hosts the annual Midnight Messiah Sing-Along. The event is held in Bezanson Recital Hall and features student performers.