This is a list of distinguished members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity who have achieved significant recognition in their respective fields, including (but not limited to) education, film, industry, literature, music, philanthropy, public service, radio, science, and television. While many of these names are easily recognizable, other names that have faded from common knowledge are included to reflect the diversity of Sinfonia's membership, the breadth of its history, and the far-reaching influence of its membership on the American musical experience. This list is by no means intended to be a comprehensive listing of the Fraternity's membership, but rather is meant to be representative of those Sinfonians who are or have been prominent in the public eye.
In determining the classification for each Sinfonian listed here, an attempt was made to classify the individual based on what he is most known for. In some cases, a person such as Aaron Copland may be known equally as a conductor and a composer. In other cases, an individual such as Branford Marsalis may be known equally as a jazz musician and a television personality.
Honorary members are in italics, charter members are in bold
Founder of the George Banta Company (later known as Banta Corporation). He served as historian of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and is honored as a "Second Founder" of that fraternity in recognition of his contributions to its development and expansion. He was also instrumental in the expansion of Delta Gamma women's fraternity, of which he remains the only male initiate, and was an advocate of collegiate Greek life. He served as the mayor of Menasha, Wisconsin in 1892, 1895, and in 1902–1903.
An American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded H. C. Frick & Company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant United States Steel.
Investment banker, collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. He was the builder of Oheka Castle, the second largest private home in the United States. Kahn served as Chairman of the National Music Week Committee of the National Bureau for the Advancement of Music in the 1920s.
Noted for choral compositions Alleluia and Testament of Freedom. Became the first recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit in 1964. Recipient of Yale University's Sanford Medal.
Director of the New England Conservatory of Music, 1897–1930, member of "Boston Six". "Sinfonia" in the fraternity's name is attributed to Chadwick, based on the name of a student organization he was a member of at the Leipzig Conservatory
Two Sinfonians have served as United States Senator, both of whom were initiated at the Mu Chapter at the University of Oklahoma. Sinfonians have served as governor in three states - New York, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. Sinfonians have served in the House of Representatives representing New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Two Sinfonians have served in the executive branch of the United States - one as a cabinent member, and the other as vice-president. One Sinfonian has been a major party nominee for the Presidency of the United States.
NB - I'm going to mark this up for inclusion (as he is Notable) but as he is the only one in this section I'm holding off until I can create a "Misc" or something of the sort. - Primefac (12 Nov 2012)
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| class="fn" | Thomas W. Fox
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| class="note" | Kidnapped in November 2005 in Baghdad, leading to the Christian Peacemaker hostage crisis, and was found dead in 2006.
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With his wife, became the first songwriters ever to have written three of the five tunes nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song - "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" from Best Friends, "It Might Be You" from Tootsie (with Dave Grusin), and "If We Were in Love" from Yes, Giorgio (with John Williams); "Up Where We Belong" from "An Officer and a Gentleman" won that year.They also wrote the popular theme song And Then There's Maude for the hit Norman Lear television series Maude .
Bergman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980 and in 1995 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Berklee College of Music. He is a member of the board of Barbra Streisand's charitable foundation.
Professional speaker, singer, radio broadcaster, author and actor. Longtime announcer for the Chicago Cubs, and well-known for singing the "The Star Spangled Banner" for various Chicago sports teams. Named as a Signature Sinfonian in 2010.
Cleofonte Campanini, 1860–1919 (Alpha Honorary 1917; Italian-born conductor, Conductor of the Chicago Opera, 1910–1919)
Henry Russell, 1871–1937 (Alpha Honorary 1907; Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1910; English impresario, conductor, opera director, and singing teacher; came to Boston, Massachusetts with the San Carlo Opera Company in 1906. The group remained based in Boston and gave tours annually of mostly Italian operas throughout the United States from 1906 to 1909 in addition to giving performances in Boston. With the opening of the Boston Opera House in 1909, the company essentially became the seed for the newly formed Boston Opera Company (BOC), which Russell co-founded with Bostonian millionaire Eben Jordan, Jr.. He continued to direct the BOC until it went bankrupt in 1915.
Kurt Schindler, 1882–1935 (Alpha Honorary 1917; German-born conductor and composer.)
Percy Jewett Burrell, 1877–1964 (Alpha 1899; Dramatist and Playwright; Sixth supreme president of the Fraternity, 1907–1914)
Albert Spalding, 1888–1953 (Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1916/19?; Violinist)
Peter W. Dykema, 1873–1951 (Alpha Honorary 1917, Beta Honorary 1919/1920, Phi 1921, Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1932; President of MENC, 1916–1917; Supreme President of Phi Mu Alpha, 1922–1928, under who's leadership the Fraternity doubled its number of active chapters in six years. Also served as the national music committee chair in 1925 for Kiwanis International and as chair of the Music Teacher's National Association's (MTNA) Community Music Committee in the 1920s and 1930s. Dykema is recognized as having saved the Fraternity from near extinction following the organizational difficulty that it experienced c. 1917–1920. Dykema is the only Sinfonian known to be have been a member of three chapters, in addition to holding national honorary membership. As a member of the 1931 songbook committee, he is responsible for numerous "general songs" coming into the Fraternity's repertoire. Of the dozens of honorary Sinfonians elected by the Alpha Chapter in 1917, he is perhaps the only one to have gone on to have significant direct involvement with the Fraternity. He was the first of over thirty national presidents of MENC to be Sinfonians.)
George Washington Brown, 1840–19?? (Alpha Honorary 1917]]), Served as president of the New England Conservatory Board Of Trustees, 1922–1928. By virtue of his 1840 birthdate, most likely the "fourth Sinfonian to be born", behind Andrew Carnegie and Theodore Thomas (both born 1835), and Major Henry Lee Higginson, born in 1834)
Alfred J. Fletcher, 1887–1979 (Zeta Psi Honorary 1961, Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1966; Founder, Capital Broadcasting Company; Founder, National Opera Company; namesake of music building at East Carolina University; mentor to U.S. Senator Jesse Helms; namesake of Fletcher Opera Theater at Progress Energy Performing Arts Center)
Allan Forbes, 1874–19?? (Alpha Honorary 1917; Banker, Member of the Forbes family (a wealthy extended American family originating in Boston), relative of Senator John Kerry.
Edwin Francis Hyde, 1842–1933 (Alpha Honorary 1917), Spent much of his professional life as a banker in New York City; served as a member of the 22nd NY Regiment in the Civil War and was present at Harper's Ferry in 1862; served as the President of the New York Philharmonic Society from 1888 to 1901, as a Trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary (1898–1924); President of the American Bible Society, 1924–1930.
Arthur Foote, 1853–1937 (Alpha Alpha National Honorary ; member of "Boston Six")
Gunther Schuller, 1925–present p (Horn Player; President, New England Conservatory of Music, 1967–1977)
William Steinberg, 1899–1978* (Conductor, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1952–1976; Conductor, London Philharmonic, 1958–1960)
Leopold Stokowski, 1882–1977* (Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1917, Conductor of Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, & NBC Symphony Orchestra; Featured in the 1940 Disney film Fantasia)
Vladimir Golschmann, 1893–1972 (New Zeta Honorary 1949; French conductor, Conductor of St. Louis Symphony.)
Theodore Thomas (conductor), 1835–1905 (Eta Honorary, 1906; American violinist and conductor). By virtue of his birthdate, the "second Sinfonian to be born" after Major Henry Lee Higginson in 1834. (Note: I removed this entry only because Thomas died in 1905 but was (supposedly) initiated into Eta in 1906. Need to look into this further - Primefac 14 Oct 2012)
Charles Gates Dawes, 1865–1951) (Alpha Honorary 1925; American banker, 30th Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge. For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations he was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He served in the First World War, was U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, the first director of the Bureau of the Budget, and, in later life, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom.)
Felix Borowski, 1872–1956 (Alpha Honorary 1917, Alpha Alpha 1920; British/American composer and teacher)
Carl Busch, 1862–1943 (Chi Honorary 1913; Danish-born American composer and music teacher sometimes associated with the Indianist movement. He was an important figure in the musical life of Kansas City, Missouri for many years)
Mark Camphouse, b. 1954 (Xi Theta, 2005) Known for "Movement for Rosa," "Yosemite Autumn," and "Fantasia (on "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair").
Charles Wakefield Cadman, 1881–1946 (Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1915; Well known for his many famous songs adapted from American Indian melodies. His most important opera Shanewis, was first produced at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1918.)
John Alden Carpenter, 1876–1951 (Alpha Honorary 1917; noted for 1914 work Adventures in a Perambulator)
David Stanley Smith, 1877–1949 (Alpha Honorary 1917?; Conductor, New Haven Symphony Orchestra; Dean, Yale School of Music, 1920–1940)
Robert Starer, 1924–2001 (Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1982; Initiated at 1982 national convention at the University of Illinois in Champaign, where his works "In Praise of Music", "The Mystic Trumpeter", and "Music Is", commissioned by the Sinfonia Foundation, were premiered)
Antal Doráti|, KBE (Music Director, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, 1949–1960; Principal Conductor, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, 1966–1974)
Sir Eugène Aynsley Goossens, 1893–1962 (Alpha Nu Honorary 1927; British Conductor & Composer; Director, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 1931–1947))
Henry Hadley, 1871–1937 (Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1913, Conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, 1909–1911; Founder, San Francisco Symphony, 1911; guiding spirit of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and particularly in establishing the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood, Massachusetts in 1934)
Conductor Henry Hadley, elected to national honorary membership at the 1913 national convention in Chicago
Thor Johnson, 1913–1975 l (Alpha Rho 1932, Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1948; Director, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 1947–1958, respected Moravian musician. Johnson served as the president of the Alpha Rho chapter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1933, and was the first recipient in 1952 of the Fraternity's Charles E. Lutton Man of Music Award. One of the first American conductors to direct an American orchestra, he did much to develop and popularize orchestral music in the United States.)
Emil Oberhoffer (Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1916; Conductor, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, 1903–1922)
Henri Rabaud, 1873–1949 (Alpha Honorary, 1919; French conductor and composer, who held important posts in the French musical establishment and upheld mainly conservative trends in French music in the first half of the twentieth century; Conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1918–1919)
Ernest Schelling, 1876–1939 (Alpha Honorary 1917; Schelling was the first conductor of the Young People's Concerts of the New York Philharmonic, later conducted by Leonard Bernstein. The first concert was held March 27, 1924. The concerts were designed to encourage the love of music in children. They combined the orchestra's performance with a lecture about one aspect or another of the orchestra or the music itself with a picture or demonstration, so that children were exposed to a variety of stimuli. The concerts were highly appreciated by children, as well as their parents. Schelling held these concerts in New York, and also took them on the road.)
Gustav Strube, 1867–1953 (Alpha Honorary 1917, German-born conductor and composer. He was the founding conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 1916, and taught at the Peabody Conservatory. He wrote one opera, Ramona, which premiered in 1916).
Frank Van der Stucken, 1858–1929 (Eta Honorary, 1906; was an American composer and conductor, and founder of the Cincinnati Symphony in 1895).
James J. Whalen, 1927–2001 (Delta Honorary 1986, President, Ithaca College, 1975–1997)
Herbert Witherspoon, 1873–1935 (Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1932; President, Chicago Musical College, 1925–19??; President, Cincinnati Conservatory; General Manager, Metropolitan Opera, 1935)
Jim Bennett, 1940–present (Epsilon Nu 1961 Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Al; Alabama House of Representatives, Alabama Senate, Alabama Secretary of State, and Board of Trustees Jacksonville State University)
Carroll D. Kearns, 1900–1976 (Rho 1921, Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1958, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 1947–1963; He served as the ranking minority member on the United States House Committee on Education and Labor during the 86th and 87th Congresses.)
Joshua B. Lee
Joshua B. Lee, 1892–1967 (Mu 1917; United States Senator from Oklahoma, 1937–1943)
James Thomas Quarles, national president of both Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and MENC, founding dean of the University of Missouri School of Fine Arts.
Franz Kneisel, 1865–1926 (Alpha Honorary 1917, American violinist and teacher of Romanian birth, concertmaster of Boston Symphony Orchestra and leader of Franz Kneisel Quartet, both of which financially supported by Alpha Honorary member Henry Lee Higginson).
Henry Schradieck, 1846–1918 (Beta Honorary, c. 1900–1910; one of the foremost violin teachers of his day. He wrote a series of etude books for the violin which are still in common use today. Teacher of Karl Muck. "Fifth Sinfonian to be born.")
Woodward Maurice Ritter, 1905-1974 (Alpha Iota 1927), better known as Tex Ritter, was an American country music singer and movie actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and the patriarch of the Ritter family in acting (son John and grandson Jason). He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Theodore Presser, 1848–1945 (Alpha Honorary 1917; founded Music Teachers National Association in 1876 with sixty-two colleagues in Delaware, Ohio; Founder of The Etude magazine in 1883, philanthropist who focused on music education, constructed the Home for Retired Musicians in Philadelphia, estate founded the Presser Foundation, namesake of the Presser Scholarships. "Sixth Sinfonian to be born" behind Henry Schradieck. The Theodore Presser Company is the oldest continuing music publisher in the United States. Each year the Presser Foundation awards scholarships, grants and funds specifically to further the cause of music education and music in America.)
Edward Bailey Birge, 1868–1952 (Lambda Honorary 1924/Alpha Sigma Honorary 1930, Pioneer Music Educator; Founding member, 1907, and president of Music Supervisors National Conference (later known as MENC), 1910–1911; Author of the classic The History of Public School Music in the United States, the first history of American music education. Birge was one of four prominent music educators (along with Paul J. Weaver and Clarence C. Birchard) initiated during the 1924 national convention of what is now known as the Music Educators National Conference. Although the initiation took place in Cincinnati, his membership was assigned to a chapter in his locale, the Lambda chapter at DePauw University. Served as chairmen of the editorial board for the Music Educators Journal for many years. He originated the "MEJ Clubs" on college campuses that made possible student memberships. Though the clubs, the Journal was used in classes with prospective teachers. This greatly increased the circulation of the magazine.)
Daniel E. Gawthrop, 1949–present (Composer, Music Critic for The Washington Post; Composer of No Child Shall Be Left Fearful, men's choral work commissioned by the Fraternity's Province 20 in memory of the victims of September 11)
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| class="fn" | Julius Fleischmann
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| class="note" | Heir to the Fleischmann Yeast Company. Part-owner of Cincinnati Reds. Patron of the arts. Mayor of Cincinnati, 1900–1905
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Warren F. Benson, 1924–2005 (Epsilon Honorary 1946, Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1969; Composer)
Oscar J. Fox, 1879–1961 (Alpha Iota 1926, composer of western songs such as "The Hills of Home" (1925), "Old Paint" (1927), "The Old Chisholm Trail" (1924), "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, Git Along, Little Dogies" (1927), "Will You Come to the Bower?" (1936), and "The Cowboy's Lament" (1923).
Ross Hastings, 1915–1991 (Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1977; Known for setting of "Sinfonian Prayer" that first appeared in the 1972 edition of "Sinfonia Songs")
Bruno Huhn (Alpha Honorary 1917; Sacred music composer)
Theron Kirk, 1919–1999 (Gamma Iota 1940, composer of more than 1,000 published works for chorus, chamber groups, symphony orchestra, vocal solo, organ, carillon, and a one-act opera; National President, American Choral Directors Association, 1968–1970) The University of Texas at San Antonio houses a collection of Kirk's papers, including music composed by him.
Vincent J. Oppido (Rho Omicron 2009, Charter Member); (Composer, TRN Music, Kjos Music Publishers)
Buryl Red (Gamma Iota 1954; Executive Producer of Silver Burdett's educational music programs)
Louis Victor Saar, 1868–1937 (Eta Honorary, Omicron Honorary, Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1917; Dutch composer, graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, Munich in 1889 where he studied with Rheinberger and Bussmeyer. He then continued his studies in Vienna, Leipzig, and Berlin, including one winter with Brahms. From 1893-96, he was the accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera Company. Antonín Dvořák hired Saar to teach harmony and counterpoint at the National Conservatory from 1896 to 1898. Saar also taught at the N.Y. College of Music, Institute of Musical Art of N.Y. from 1898–1906; Cincinnati College of Music from 1906 to 1917 (during which time he became affiliated with the Fraternity; and at the Chicago Musical College from 1917-34. In 1934 he moved to St. Louis to join the faculty of the St. Louis Institute of Music where he remained until his death on November 23, 1937. Best known within the Fraternity for his arrangement of Hail Sinfonia (c. 1923), which was based on Hail Poetry from the Pirates of Penzance.)
Lt. Col. John C. Clanton (Gamma Eta 1979; Dep. Com. of U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"; Dir. of U.S. Army Chorus; Conductor, Armed Forces Chorus which performed at the funerals of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford)
Raymond F. Dvorak, 1900–1982 (Alpha Xi 1925, Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1966; Composer and Band Director)
William F. Santelmann, 1902–1984 (Eta Psi Honorary 1960; Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1962, 21st Leader/Director of the United States Marine Band, serving from 1940–1955.)
John Alexander (Omicron Pi Honorary; Pacific Chorale Artistic Director)
Benjamin F. Swalin, 1901–1989 (Beta Gamma 1928; Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony, 1939–1972; Swalin served as chapter president of the Beta Gamma chapter at Columbia University at some point between 1928 and 1931.)
Virgil Keel Fox, 1912–1980 (Concert Organist known for concerts with light shows)
John Wallace Goodrich, 1871–1952 (Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1912; American organist, conductor, and writer on music; Studied composition with George W. Chadwick; Joined the New England Conservatory faculty as organ instructor in 1897, appointed dean in 1907. Successor to Chadwick as director of the New England Conservatory, 1931–1942. Goodrich was organist at Church of the Messiah[disambiguation needed] and later Trinity Church in Boston from 1902 to 1907. He was the official organist for the Boston Symphony, 1897–1900, performing Handel’s Concerto in D minor in the first pair of concerts ever held at Symphony Hall, in October 1900. Founded Boston’s Choral Art Society in 1901 and served as its conductor until 1907.
Clarence C. Birchard, 1866–1946 (Alpha Honorary 1924 (?); Known for quote "We are teaching music not to make musicians but to make Americans". Birchard was one of four nationally recognized music advocates to be initiated into the Fraternity during the 1924 national convention of what is now the Music Educators National Conference)
Jan Herlinger (Zeta Nu 1959, authority on Marchetto da Padova and Prosdocimus de Beldimandis; medievalist).
William K. Guegold (Epsilon Phi 1972; musicologist, music educator, Director of the University of Akron Music Department, author of "100 Years of Olympic Music: Music and Musicians of the Modern Olympic Games 1896–1996")
Don Campbell (Gamma Theta 1965; Author of The Mozart Effect)
Hollis Ellsworth Dann, 1861/3–1939 (Delta Honorary 1905, Beta Epsilon 1934, Alpha Alpha National Honorary 1941; Supervisor of Music in Ithaca Public Schools, 1887–1905; Director Cornell University Glee Club, 1889–1921; President of MENC, 1919–1920; State Director of Music of Pennsylvania, 1921–1925; Professor and Head of Department of Music Education, New York University, 1925–1936; Author of Hollis Dann Music Course)
Anthony J. Maiello, (Delta 1962, Conductor, Educator, and Author of "Conducting: A Hands-On Approach")
James K. McCully s (Mu Omicron 1979) National Endowment for the Arts, Opera Music Theater Fellow with OPERA News editor Patrick Smith & On-Site Evaluator of professional Opera & Music Theater Companies & Emerging Artists Programs nationally; National Opera Association Convention, Chairman & Vocal Competition Adjudicator with Metropolitan Opera tenorGeorge Shirley; Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Adjudicator with Paris Opera director Bernard LeFort, winner now Metropolitan Opera soprano Jan Grissom; Marjorie Lawrence International Vocal Competition, General Director; Opera Music Theater International, President; Catholic University of America, Lecturer & Voice Instructor; & Washington DC Area Alumni Association, President & Conductor/Composer of AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT performed at The White House for President Bill Clinton. Arts & Humanities Award Grant In Music Criticism, Recipient & worked with Washington Post Music Critic Emeritus Dr. Paul Hume.
Paul J. Weaver, 1889–1946 (Alpha Gamma Honorary 1923; One of four prominent music educators/advocates to be initiated at the 1924 national convention of MENC in Cincinnati under the supervision of Supreme President Peter W. Dykema; as one of the co-founders of the Alpha Rho chapter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was responsible for the advancement of the Fraternity into the Southeastern United States in 1926. Early editor of the Music Educators Journal.)
George C. Wilson (Alpha Xi 1928, President of the American Bandmaster Association, 1965; Longtime faculty member at the Interlochen Arts Camp, serving as a faculty member, vice-president, and interim president in 1970–1971.)
Herman Thuman, 1880–19?? (Alpha Honorary 1917, Omicron Honorary 1916, Eta Honorary 1921), Music critic for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Only known Sinfonian to hold honorary memberships in three collegiate chapters.
Not really notable (even the ones with wiki pages)Edit
Georges Barrère, 1876–1944 (Alpha Honorary 1917; French born flutist; Solo flutist, Paris Opera, 1897–1905; First flutist, New York Symphony, 1905–19??; Institute of Musical Art/Juilliard faculty, 1905–1944?; Teacher of Meredith Willson)
John Vincent, 1902–1977 ("Delta 1923"; Composer, Professor of Composition at UCLA 1946–1969)
Roland Carter (Beta Epsilon 1965/Alpha Alpha National Honorary 2006; composer, conductor, and pianist)
Ernest Charles, 1895–1984 (Upsilon Honorary 1941) Composer of art songs
David N Childs (Pi Delta Honorary, Choral Conductor and composer in Residence, Vanderbilt University)
Joseph W. Clokey, 1890–1960 (Alpha Theta 1923; educator, organist and composer of sacred and secular music in the first half of the 20th Century, Stepfather of Art Clokey (1921–2010), the creator of the character Gumby and of his horse Pokey, which, along with the popular "pokey sticks" breadsticks of Gumby's Pizza fame, represents a play on words on the name "Clokey."
Moses Hogan, 1957–2003 (Honorary 1999?, Arranger of African-American spirituals; Founder of Moses Hogan Chorale and Moses Hogan Singers)
Austin C. Lovelace, 1919–present (Epsilon Upsilon Honorary 1981; Prolific composer of sacred music)
The following are special honors and awards presented by the Fraternity to its membership:
A lower case l indicates recipients of the Charles E. Lutton Man Of Music Award. Named in honor of former national secretary Charles E. Lutton (1887–1950), this award was first presented in 1952 to Thor Johnson. Since 1964, it has been presented triennially at the fraternity's national convention.
A lower case s indicates "Signature Sinfonians" honorees.
potential new symbols(?)
Lutton - £
Signature Sinfonian §
Nat'l Medal Arts ₦
Kennedy Center ₭
Grammy Lifetime ‡
Walk of Fame †
Penn Glee ¶