The Alabama A&M University chapter of a society that promotes high ideals in the field of music has received major distinction from its national organization.
The Omicron Delta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc.,
received the “President’s Award” during the recent five-day triennial convention in Orlando, Fla. The award is presented to the top five of some 239 chapters within the national fraternity. Chapter President Evan Martin received the award on behalf of the AAMU chapter.
Eight brothers from the Omicron Delta Chapter traveled to Orlando to experience “The Power of Music.” In addition to months of planning and preparation, the chapter hosted a recital in April at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, Ala., to raise funds for the coveted trip. During the convention, members of Omicron Delta, composed primarily of AAMU music education majors, participated in and experienced several music ensembles and workshops, where they learned more about their future profession and passion.
As future music educators, the students especially benefitted from a workshop on how to provide a quality music program with minimal financial resources.
Students are grateful to several community partners who made attending the professional development conference possible. These include First Missionary Baptist Church, ERC, Inc., Rosetta James Foundation, Church of the Nativity – Episcopal, Superior Solutions Inc., AAMU Foundation, AAMU Alumni Chapters (Detroit and Huntsville), Rho Eta Lambda Education Foundation of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and AAMU Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Inc., is the oldest male music fraternity in the country. The Omicron Delta Chapter at AAMU was chartered in 1995, and re-organized in 2011. Chapter advisors are Dr. Horace R. Carney, Jr., Gary T. Whitley, Jr., and Robert E. Nunn, Jr. For more information about Omicron Delta or the convention, contact Evan Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPTION: Chapter President Evan Martin receiving the National President's Award from President John Mongiovi.