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Probationary members perform to express their passions

10/31/2013

Each semester, the three musical Greek organizations on campus (Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Sigma Alpha Iota) require that their prospective members perform in a recital.

These recitals are important because they not only fulfill membership requirements, but also allow the prospective member to express his or her passion and talent when it comes to music.

On October 22, Sigma Alpha Iota hosted a musicale featuring the talents of the whole sisterhood and included the SAI Members-in-Training.

The musicale was Disney themed, with pieces such as “So This is Love,” from Cinderella, and “All in the Golden Afternoon,” from Alice in Wonderland, which was performed by the entire Theta Beta chapter.

There was even a solo dance performance, “Titanium Dance,” performed by Jessica Ross.

The Sigma Alpha Iota Members-in-Training for the Fall 2013 semester are Katelyn McGee, Jessica Ross, and Noya Levy.

On October 27, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s Probationary Members held a recital.

As a class, the PMs performed a vocal piece, “O Lo’ How a Rose,” as well as individual performances, such as “The Last Rose of Summer” performed by Terry Hinkemeyer.

Phi Mu Alpha’s Probationary Members for the Fall 2013 semester are Daniel O’Donnell, Nicholas Draper, Stephen Smith, Brian Hinkemeyer, Terry Hinkemeyer, Caleb Cox, Michael Greenwood, and Montana Sparks.

On October 28, Kappa Kappa Psi’s Membership Candidates also held a recital.

According to Mark Knauss, brother of both Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi, the recital does not “necessarily have to have a theme. Basically, the PMs and MCs choose a piece that demonstrates their lyrical and technical ability on their instrument.” The recitals are “a good way to showcase their musicianship.”

Membership Candidate Justin Vaughn, for example, performed “Desperado” on saxophone.

Kappa Kappa Psi’s Membership Candidates for the Fall 2013 semester are Cameron Born, Matt Hill, Jesse Stevens, Gavin Haynes, Sarah Fedyk, Jillian Early, Brooke Blair, and Justin Vaughn.

Each of these three organizations, though different, share one common goal: to spread the appreciation, importance, and power of music.

With each new semester, new brothers and sisters are welcomed into their respective organizations to help advance music and exercise their passion for music.

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