Student Organizations

Phi Mu Alpha

The idea of what is now Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia began with an invitation to a “get-acquainted” reception for the “New Boys” of Boston’s New England Conservatory in the fall term of 1898. The first governing document of the organization reads, “The object of this Fraternity shall be 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.”  The Alpha Omicron Chapter at the University of Arkansas received its charter from the National Fraternity in 1925.  Alpha Omicron continues to be true to its founding purpose.

Allen Townsend, chapter president (2018-2019)
Jeffrey Murdock
, faculty advisor


Sigma Alpha Iota

The Sigma Omicron Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota received its charter at the University of Arkansas on November 30th, 1925. Our desire is to share our love of music with the community. Consequently, we participate in the St. Jude Walk and Race for the Cure and perform at local nursing homes. We also show our support to the musical arts by ushering recitals and concerts of our fellow peers of the music department. We currently have 15 active members and meet weekly.

The Vision of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to be recognized throughout the world as the foremost fraternity that:

  • Supports and encourages women musicians of all ages, races, and nationalities
  • Supports and promotes successful and innovative educational programs in music for all stages of life
  • Cultivates excellence in musical performance
  • Promotes programs and activities that stress the love and importance of music in our lives
  • Recognizes technological advances in the field of music
  • Dedicates financial resources that ensure the continuation of programs necessary to support the objectives of the fraternity in perpetuity
  • Has as its members people who exemplify professional and ethical behavior in the spirit of the Sigma Alpha Iota founders 

Sydney Hanna, chapter president (2018-2019)
Jamal Duncan, faculty advisor


Kappa Kappa Psi

Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity was created in 1919 to serve the college and university bands through the cultivation of leadership skills and development of musical ability. Chartered in 1924, the Lambda chapter strives to uphold the highest levels of integrity and respect through the honorable actions of its members and their steadfast loyalty to music at the University of Arkansas. Membership is open to all band members who exhibit dedication to our fundamental goal of service to bands and a desire to develop as a leader in the band and the community.

Lambda Chapter

Garrett Gardenhire, chapter president (2018-2019)


Tau Beta Sigma

Tau Beta Sigma is the National Honorary Band Service Sorority promoting women within the music profession. The Psi chapter at the University of Arkansas was charted in the fall of 1950, with the intention of serving the collegiate band program and the surrounding community. Membership within the sorority is open to all band members with a passion for music and service. The Psi chapter acts as a support system for the University of Arkansas. Together, the members of Tau Beta Sigma grow in musical excellence and sisterhood through acts of service.

Madison Spyres, chapter president (2018-2019)


National Association for Music Education

NAfME (National Association for Music Education) is the professional organization for all music educators. It is the only professional association that addresses all aspects of music education. More than 65,000 active, retired, and collegiate members represent all teaching levels from kindergarten through college. NAfME works to promote the importance of music education, foster the best possible music programs across the nation, and advance music education as a profession.

Facebook: @uarknafme
Twitter: @NafmeUark
Instagram: @uarknafme 

Maggie Matheny, chapter president (2018-2019)
Daniel Abrahams, faculty advisor


American Choral Directors Association

The American Choral Directors Association is the professional service organization for all choral conductors; secondary school, collegiate, ecumenical, and community, alike. The University of Arkansas Student ACDA Chapter exists to encourage and stimulate student membership and involvement in ACDA at the state, division, and national levels, promote and recognize the involvement of choral students on college campus, to sponsor activities and sessions at the local level that engage the training and experience of student choral musicians, and to encourage student attendance and involvement at ACDA division and national conferences through scholarship projects.

Arkansas ACDA

Stephen Caldwell, faculty advisor



MP3 - Music Performers, Producers, and Professionals

The Music Production and Entrepreneurship club exists to create a network of aspiring professionals in the music business. Open to all majors, the club will connect students passionate about recording, producing, marketing, and artist development and administrative opportunities in the music industry to each other and professionals through regular meetings, workshops, and a guest lecture series.


Chandler Abbott, president
Jake Hertzog, faculty advisor