Once a Sinfonian, Always a Sinfonian

We're a group of alumni Sinfonians - brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity in the Alabama counties of Calhoun, Etowah, Cherokee, Cleburne, Randolph, Clay & Talladega.- coming together for music, fellowship and fraternity. Live nearby? Join us!

About us

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity was founded in 1898 at the New England Conservatory of Music when a group of thirteen young men under the guidance of Ossian Everett Mills (at left) met “to consider the social life of the young men students of that institution” and “to devise ways and means by which it might be improved.”

Since then Sinfonia has grown into a nationwide fraternity with hundreds of chapters at colleges around the country and thousands of Sinfonians committed to the fraternity's object, "for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater."

A portion of the fraternity's motto is "Once a Sinfonian, Always a Sinfonia." In recent years, a renewed commitment to that charge has led to the formation of Alumni Associations as a way for brothers to continue their commitment to the fraternity's ideals after their college years.

The Northeast Alabama Alumni Association, or "NEAL Sinfonia" for short, was chartered March 9, 2009 by 19 brothers who are graduates of various collegiate chapters. We meet regularly to enjoy each others' company, and we're working to find ways to support music in our community.

If you're a Sinfonian living in or near our corner of Alabama, we'd love to have you join us. Our meetings are normally the first weekend of each month. Check our Web site at nealsinfonia.org to get details of each meeting as they're announced.