May 10, 12: Phi Mu Alpha recitals
Phi Mu Alpha recitals feature charity, alumni involvement
10:35 a.m., May 8, 2013--The Xi Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at the University of Delaware will hold probationary member and alumni recitals this weekend to benefit the One Fund and the Corona Youth Music Project, respectively.
The Probationary Member Recital will take place at 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 10, in Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building and the Alumni Recital will take place at noon, Sunday, May 12, in Bayard Sharp Hall.
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The Probationary Member Recital will feature the chapter’s 10 probationary members performing instrumental and vocal pieces. The probationary members must complete this recital in order to become brothers in the fraternity. During the recital, probationary members will ask for donations for the One Fund, a charity to help individuals and families afflicted by the Boston Marathon bombings.
Collegiate and alumni brothers will perform together and individually at the Alumni Recital. The recital will also feature the chapter’s a cappella group, the Xi Muses, who will perform their entire spring set. Throughout the recital, the chapter will hold an auction through which audience members can support the Corona Youth Music Project.
The Corona Youth Music Project is an initiative that “promotes social inclusion through music education and performance,” according to the organization’s website. In January, the Xi Mu Chapter traveled to Corona, N.Y., to teach the young people in the Corona Children’s Orchestra a piece called New World Symphony.
“I look forward to both attending and performing in these recitals this weekend,” says Liam McCartney, alumni relations officer for the chapter and 2011 graduate of UD. “The best part about it is that we get to share music while benefitting these noble charities and organizations.”
About Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America is a national fraternity that aims to advance music in America and produce men of the highest type through music. It hosts 237 active chapters in 44 states and has over 100,000 living alumni.
The Xi Mu Chapter at the University of Delaware hosts recitals for the UD community, performs for local nursing home and hospital patients and holds the annual Sinfonia Concert Band Festival each spring.