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ASTA – American String Teachers Association
American String Teachers Association is open to all musicians interested in string instruction and performance. Each student in the chapter gets membership to ASTA at the national level. We collaborate with private and public string teachers in the area. We have trips, recitals and host a yearly String Day festival for local middle school students where we get hands on experience working with kids!
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The purpose of the WCU Chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association is to connect all West Chester music education students, to provide supplemental learning opportunities to the music education curriculum, to establish an encouraging support system during our members’ collegiate experience and beyond, to be active in a national organization that is a resource for advocacy, networking and professional development opportunities, and to encourage members to attend both statewide and national music educators conferences.
Any West Chester University music education student may become a member of PCMEA, provided that they have paid in full their Student Activities Fee and have paid their state membership dues to PMEA. Chapter dues (if applicable), will be determined by the executive board at the beginning of each academic year.
Visit us at our website () or on OrgSync (https://orgsync.com/32329/chapter)
The WCU chapter of the American Choral Directors Association is the only campus organization solely focused on promoting choral music and choral music education. Our members are choral music enthusiasts dedicated to learning more about the choral arts. We promote choir involvement on campus, offer members singing experiences, bring in presenters every semester to speak about important topics on choral music and education, and help facilitate members who wish to attend ACDA conferences at the local, regional, and national level. Anyone with an interest in choral music is welcome!
S.I.G.M.A. stands for Swope Inter Greek Music Association. These are made up of four Greek music groups at Swope including Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, and Sigma Alpha Iota. The Purpose of S.I.G.M.A. shall be to unite the Greek organizations of Swope with the passion of music through joint social activities, cooperation of related officers, and mutual service projects to support worthwhile causes.
If interested in joining this group, you must be a member of one of the four organizations. Together, we do a lot of service projects such as Adopt-a-block, caroling, Banana day and other fundraisers. So, check out these other music groups if you want to get involved, and then come see what S.I.G.M.A. is all about!
Phi Mu Alpha
Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Alpha Iota is an international music fraternity for women. It was founded in 1903 out in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ever since then, it has become worldly renowned, as the sisters of SAI strive to be the most professional musicians they can be wherever music takes them. Their goals are to better themselves, as well as others in their community through the performance and service of music. Our chapter here at West Chester University was founded in the 1968 and has grown immensely since. Our chapter consists of music majors and non-music majors who know and understand the importance of music and all it has to offer. Currently, our chapter consists of 59 members and is continuing to grow.
Our standards for membership/becoming a Member in Training include a 2.7 GPA, current enrollment in 1 credit of a music course (mostly for non majors), have a sincere interest music and an interest in furthering the ideals and goals of SAI, and must have completed one or more semesters at West Chester University (no first semester freshman or transfer students). For further information about our chapter visit our website at http://sigmaalphaiotaee.wix.com/epsilonepsilon, or you can visit Sigma Alpha Iota’s national website at http://www.sai-national.org. Thank you for your interest!
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity
The Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi are dedicated to the service of the band programs on West Chester University’s campus. We support the bands by providing them with the volunteers and tasks they need. We are also all members of at least one of the bands because we believe that the best way to serve the bands is to be in the bands. The Brothers always add fun to the service we do. We get to do service with our friends which makes everything more fun. In the fall, the Brotherhood’s main focus is the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching, an ensemble consisting of over 300 members. In the spring, our focus shifts toward indoor ensembles while also getting ready for the upcoming season. We follow a Code of Conduct that consists of Honor, Integrity, Respect, and Loyalty.
To join Kappa Kappa Psi, a student must have completed at least one semester of college, have a GPA 2.7, and be in the West Chester University Marching Band (up to three years or through your Junior year). If you are interested in rushing Kappa Kappa Psi, you need to come to the formal rush which occurs once per semester. Attending informal rushes is recommended so you get to know the Brothers. Email us if you want to find out when the rushes are.
Tau Beta Sigma
High Street Harmonix
West Chester University Opera Theatre Ensemble is an auditioned organization, open to any student. The Opera Theatre Ensemble produces 2 productions a year – a major production and a reading-type production. Auditions are held at the end of each semester. Opera Theatre Ensemble also holds monthly meetings to keep members informed and active in all activities within the organization. Members are involved in productions (onstage or behind the scenes), activities on campus and in the community, and other various happenings throughout the year.