Student Organizations

The student groups sponsored by the department are the American Choral Directors Association, the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Student Advisory Committee, Sigma Alpha Iota,

Students who participate in the groups are responsible for attending to all responsibilities associated with membership. Advisors are reminded that activities sponsored by the groups must be structured according to general departmental guidelines, especially as this pertains to ensembles, scheduling of events and performance facilities, program preparation and publicity.

American Choral Directors Association

ACDA is open to any student interested in furthering their knowledge of choral music. The chapter is devoted to furthering the choral art on campus, as well as attending activities off campus that enhance each student's knowledge of choral music. All students are expected to become a member of the parent organization, the American Choral Directors Association, upon joining. There is a $10 fee, which includes monthly editions of the Choral Journal, and quarterly editions of the regional and state newsletters. Any student interested in joining the organization should contact the Director of Choral Activities at 325-7801 or via email (see faculty listing).

Collegiate National Association for Music Education (CNAFME)

This organization is open to all students who are interested in music education. A variety of events are sponsored throughout the year to inform students of issues facing music educators. Active involvement in this organization enables students to develop a professional network with music teachers throughout the region. Any student interested in joining the organization should contact the Department of Music office at 325-3070.

Kappa Kappa Psi

This honorary fraternity is committed to providing service to the Band program at Mississippi State. The organization consists of a number of MSU students with diverse cultural backgrounds, academic disciplines and campus involvement, all united by their love and concern for the band program. Any students interested in joining should contact the Director of Bands at 325-2713, via email at or their webpage.

MTNA Collegiate Chapter

The MTNA Collegiate Chapter helps acquaint students with professional opportunities and career options in the music field, while developing professional leadership and connection with other young professionals and active music teachers. Our collegiate chapter activities include outreach initiatives and concerts, fundraisers, national and regional music conference attendance and presentations, among other events. Through each activity we organize or participate in we seek to connect with other music students and professionals and broaden our knowledge of the music teaching and performing fields. Any student interested in joining the organization should contact Dr. Jenna Klein the Department of Music office at 662-325-3070.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

This professional music fraternity is considered the largest music fraternity in the nation. It is a group of men who are interested in the composition, performance, research and teaching of the best in music, with particular emphasis on American music. The local Lambda Phi chapter is very active, with a busy schedule of service and social activities. The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Chorus performs regularly in special programs both on and off campus. Any students interested in joining the organization should contact the Associate Band Director at 325-2713, via email (see faculty listing).

Sigma Alpha Iota

This music fraternity for women is an international organization whose goal is to promote the highest standards of musical training and achievement among women musicians and to further musical interest both nationally and internationally. The fraternity also aims to aid, inspire, and direct its members in musicianship, citizenship, and friendly and unselfish sisterhood. Any student interested in joining the organization should contact the music fraternity chair at, or their webpage.