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Academic Groups

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Zeta Omega

The Zeta Omega chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia has a rich history at The Hartt School. Originally chartered in 1956 as the first fraternity at the University of Hartford, the Zeta Omega chapter is now in its in ninth year since its rechartering in 2002. Sinfonia is an organization for men of music to unify under the common brotherhood that music provides. Throughout the year the brothers of Zeta Omega present an annual guest artist, and participate in philanthropies throughout the Greater Hartford Area, most recently aiding teachers in the Hartford School District with their general music classes. Its object is "for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit, the mutual welfare and common brotherhood of musical students, the advancement of music in America, and a loyalty to the Alma Mater." Please visit our website to learn more about our chapter.

Hartt MENC Chapter 227

MENC: The National Association for Music Education, is an organization created "to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all." It is a national resource that has, since 1907, worked to give access to high-quality, well-balanced, and well-informed information regarding music education schools. It works to promote music education as an important part of standard school curriculum and display the benefits of a well-developed musical background in a student's development. The Hartt School's Chapter 227 presents guest workshops, community activities, benefit concerts, and training seminars to help develop our own students as music educators while also sharing the joy of music and teaching with the community.

American String Teachers Association, Hartt Chapter

Sigma Alpha Iota, Eta Mu Chapter

Sigma Alpha Iota, international music fraternity for women, is an organization which promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. Members of SAI are active in all areas of campus music and campus life, working closely with faculty, administration, campus and community groups, music professionals and patrons. In addition to personal encouragement and support, members may receive scholarships, loans and awards in many areas and at all levels of music-related study. Sigma Alpha Iota has long been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of fraternity contact.

Pi Kappa Lambda

Pi Kappa Lambda National Honors Society was founded in 1918, and has over 150 chapters. Epsilon Gamma Chapter was installed at The Hartt School in 1981. The primary objective of Pi Kappa Lambda is the recognition and encouragement of the highest levels of both music achievement and academic scholarship. Juniors and graduating seniors are eligible for membership, which is determined by a faculty committee. Many of the school's most distinguished music faculty members hold Pi Kappa Lambda membership, and strongly support the activities of the chapter. The annual installation ceremony, honoring  new and returning members, includes a student performance, guest speakers, and a reception for inductees and their guests. The Hartt School organization has been cited by the national society as "an exemplary chapter."

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