Student organizations are vital to the successful operation of the School of Music and to the attainment of excellence as an artistic enterprise. The following student organizations have national affiliations, perform many services for the school, and represent student interests.
Membership in one or more of the above organizations is highly recommended. These organizations are important contributors to the vitality of the school. In addition, they can function as an important personal support system, a source of lasting personal and professional friendships, and a significant avenue for growth.
American String Teachers Association/Symphony Association (ASTA/SA)
The organization designed to support string pedagogy on the SHSU campus is the American String Teachers Association/Symphony Association.
Advisor: Dr. David Cole
The local branch of the American Music Therapy Association of Students is known as Mu Tau Omega. Membership is open to interested students committed to the study and/or advancement of Music Therapy in community, educational, and clinical settings.
Advisor: Dr. Karen Miller
Phi Mu Alpha is a national music fraternity for men that provides valuable service to the School of Music and community.
Advisors: Randy Adams and Bruce Hall
Pi Kappa Lambda (ΠΚΛ)
A national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda is open to students from the junior, senior, and graduate classes who have outstanding academic achievement. Membership is by invitation only and is determined by a vote of the faculty members of ΠΚΛ.
President of the Beta Upsilon Chapter: Dr. Peggy DeMers
Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Sigma Alpha Iota is an international music fraternity for women that provides valuable service to the School of Music and community.
Advisor: Dr. Peggy DeMers
Sigma Chi Epsilon (ΣΧΕ)
Otherwise known as Sam Choral Educators, Sigma Chi Epsilon is a local, student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association created for the purpose of fostering and promoting choral singing and music education.
Advisor: James Franklin
A national band sorority, Tau Beta Sigma promotes band studies and provides valuable support service to instrumental ensembles and the School of Music.
Advisor: Brian Gibbs