School of Music Student Organizations
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.
If you are a recognized SHSU School of Music Organization you must complete the SHSU School of Music Student Organization Acknowledgement form each semester. This required form must be completed per your student organization president or an appointed member and is also required for the scheduling of any reoccurring meeting space or the atrium.
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.
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: Marcus Hughes, MT-BC
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the world’s oldest and largest secret national fraternal society in music for men that provides valuable service to the School of Music and community.
Advisors: Randy Adams and Bruce Hall
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
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: Dr. Sandy Hinkley
A national band sorority, Tau Beta Sigma promotes band studies and provides valuable support service to instrumental ensembles and the School of Music.
Advisor: Dr. Brian Gibbs
School of Music
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