Music Program Student Organizations


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a national professional fraternity for men in music. The national organization is comprised of a membership who shares a love for music and wishes to actively promote music throughout their campuses and communities.  The Berry College Phi Mu Alpha chapter offers many service opportunities to promote music and offer support to the Berry College Music Program. The chapter performs various fundraising events throughout the year, the proceeds of which serve the Berry College Music Program and local chapter. The fraternity reaches out to the campus and community by ushering concerts at the college, performing at various venues in the community, and presenting an annual American Musicale at Berry College. For more information contact Bo Heard: bo.heard@vikings.berry.edu

The National Association for Music Education is among the world's largest arts education organizations and is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, division, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.  NAfME orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

The purpose of the NAfME Collegiate Chapter is to afford students an opportunity for professional orientation and development while still in school, and to enable students to gain an understanding of:

  • the basic truths and principles that underlie the role of music in human life;
  • the philosophy and function of the music education profession;
  • the professional interests of members involved in the local, state, division, and national levels; and
  • the knowledge and practices of the professional music educator as facilitated through chapter activity.

The Berry College Collegiate NAfME Chapter is open to all music students and is advised by Dr. Lauren Denney Wright. Monthly meetings are held in Ford, 211. For further information, please contact Dr. Lauren Denney Wright at lwright@berry.edu.