Convention Ensembles

Brothers interested in performing during the National Convention have six ensembles to choose between. For additional ensemble details and for audition/application information, click on the red button or use the menu to navigate to a specific ensemble page.

Sinfonia Winds

The Convention tradition of a select wind ensemble was reintroduced in 2006 under the direction of Col. John Bourgeois. The ensemble allows participants to perform under the direction of some of the top artists and conductors in the band world

Sinfonia Strings

The Sinfonia Strings was introduced in 2012. We encourage all string players to join us in reviving this tradition and adding the opportunity for instrumentalists who prefer orchestra literature to experience the one-of-a-kind musical immersion our Conventions offer.

Men of Song Chorus

The Men of Song Chorus is the Fraternity’s signature choral ensemble, offering participants a wonderfully challenging experience with diverse repertoire. Few will ever forget the standing-room-only concerts in the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans in 2015 and 2018, where the Power of Music was sublimely shared with more than 2,000 people at each performance.

The 1898
Jazz Orchestra​

The premier collegiate jazz ensemble of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is selected and directed by Bincins Garcia. This superlative ensemble has performed with guest artists Jamey Aebersold, Gordon Goodwin, Wayne Bergeron and Andy Martin at recent Conventions,
and inherits a legacy that includes legendary
performances by Clark Terry, and Dave Grusin.

Gospel Choir

The Sinfonian Gospel Choir is the newest addition to the list of ensembles that Brothers can participate in at our National Conventions. This inaugural choir will share in the power of gospel music under the direction of Brother Emorja Roberson. The choir will be audition-only with a limited number of singers.

Men of Song
Select Chorus

The Men of Song Select Chorus is an auditioned group that is invited to participate in special projects and performances throughout the National Convention. In the past, the group has sung for the local mornings news, and  held a special concert as part of New Orleans 300th Anniversary Celebration.