On Tuesday November 13, 2012, the Theta Beta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota hosted its Fall Musicale and Members in Training Recital. The event was held in the performance center of Mason Hall.
Sigma Alpha Iota is an international professional music fraternity for women that was founded in 1903 at the University School of Music in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Theta Beta chapter was charted at Jacksonville State University in 1993. The fraternity is an organization that allows women from all over the world to grow in their music education and improve in many other aspects of life.
Earlier this semester, the fraternity recruited potential new members that they felt would be a good addition to their organization. These individuals are required to go through a new member process in order to officially become a member of the fraternity.
As part of this potential new member process, Members in Training (MITs) are expected to fulfill many various requirements.
One of these requirements at JSU is that the MITs hold a performance in order to perform in front of an audience and share their abilities with those that attend the event.
SAI’s members also hold a Fall Musicale every year. This is an opportunity for the members to showcase their talents to the Jacksonville community and is a treat for many who are interested in hearing some of the talented students at Jacksonville State University perform.
This year, the members of SAI held the MIT Recital and Fall Musicale as one unified event.
The members of the organization showcased their large variety and high quality talents to the public. There were very talented flute, clarinet, euphonium, and piano players, as well as vocal performers.
The styles of the music performances varied greatly. While some performed songs that might be considered to be standard pieces that a musician should be able to play well, others performed pieces of varying styles, such as Broadway showtunes.
The event had a very successful turnout. Family, friends, and various other members of the community all turned out in order to support the talented women of the Theta Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota.
Those in attendance were treated to a high quantity and variety of performances, and were very impressed by the overall high quality of talent in all of the selections.