In the history of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity there have been three types of local units referred to as chapters: alumni, professional, and collegiate. While both alumni and professional chapters had at one point or another the authority to initiate new members into the Fraternity, neither of these classes of chapters exist today. Thus, when a person refers to a chapter of Phi Mu Alpha, he or she is most likely referring to a collegiate chapter. A collegiate chapter is a local unit formed by the granting of a charter to a petitioning group at a university, college, or school of music. as the chapter's sheltering institution. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia has charted 439 collegiate chapters at 437 colleges and universities across the United States in its history, of which 231 are currently active.
Formation and Closure
Chapters are formed by the granting of charters to petitioning groups at qualified institutions of higher education. Prior to receiving a charter,... Read More