Student Organizations

School of Music

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)


American String Teachers Association/Symphony Association (ASTA/SA)

The group's membership consists of string students at Sam Houston State University and was organized to support string pedagogy on the SHSU campus.
Advisor: Dr. Carol Smith


Music Educators National Conference (MENC)

National organization for music education. Membership in this student chapter is open to music education majors.
Advisor: Wayne Barrett


Mu Tau Omega (ΜΤΩ)

National organization for music therapy. Membership open to interested students committed to the study and/or advancement of music therapy in community, educational, and clinical settings.
Advisor: Karen Miller


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (ΦΜΑ)

National music fraternity for men. Provides valuable service to the school and community.
Advisors: Randy Adams & Bruce Hall


Pi Kappa Lambda (ΠΚΛ)

National music honor society. Invitation to membership is limited to the top students from the junior, senior, and graduate classes by vote of the faculty members of ΠΚΛ.


Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)

International music fraternity for women. Provides valuable service to the school and community.
Advisor: Peggy DeMers


Tau Beta Sigma (ΤΒΣ)

National band sorority. Supports band studies and provides valuable support service to instrumental ensembles and to the school.
Advisor: Matthew McInturf


Chi Tau Epsilon

The prestigious national dance honor society, recognizes, supports, and promotes superior achievement in dance and in the performing arts. Membership in the society is recorded on the student’s transcript. Each year, Chi Tau Epsilon is an active student organization, sponsoring the student choreography showcase, Dances @ 8, conducting recruitment workshops for the Department of Dance, and sponsoring community support activities including Adopt a Highway, food drives, and participation in the Special Olympics. Chi Tau Epsilon also awards annual scholarships for outstanding choreographic and academic achievement.


Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega is the world's largest theatre honorary. Members of the organization are those who have shown through work and service to be valuable members of the theatre community.

(USITT) United States Institute for Theatre Technology

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialog among practitioners, educators, and students.

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