American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
The American Choral Directors Association, Student Chapter of California State University Long Beach, was first organized in 1977. It is the on-campus choral music organization welcoming students, staff and faculty as members. To join, one needs only to have the desire to sing. The main thrust of the club is work in the areas of choral techniques and conducting. The activities of the club include a speaker series, practical sight-reading and conducting workshops, and organization of group excursions with ticket discounts to Los Angeles area concerts. Choral Studies majors are urged to join the ACDA.
For more detailed information one should check the ACDA bulletin board adjacent to room UMC-A501.
National Association For Music Education (NAfME)
The CSULB Student Chapter of the NAfME was organized to give professional experiences in music education to college students by means of lectures, clinics, and conferences. All students interested in music education are encouraged to join regardless of class standing. Student members of NAfME are automatically members of the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), and receive both the Music Educators Journal and the CMEA News. Student members are admitted without payment of admission to regional conferences and are admitted at nominal cost to all CMEA and NAfME conferences as non-voting participants.
For more detailed information one should check the NAfME bulletin board adjacent to room UMC-C205.
Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI)
Sigma Alpha Iota is a national professional fraternity for women in music. The Gamma Pi Chapter at CSULB was founded in 1959. The professional fraternity offers opportunities to meet and perform with other women in the same field. Nationally, SAI promotes the Braille Music Project and the International Music Fund. The fraternity is open by audition to all female majors and minors who have reached a high degree of performance achievement and possess a 2.75 grade point average in music and a 2.25 overall grade point average.
For more information one should check the SAI bulletin board adjacent to room UMC-C402.
Phi Mu Alpha (PMI)
Phi Mu Alpha is a national professional fraternity for men in music. The Kappa Omicron chapter at CSULB was re-established in 2006 after a thirteen-year hiatus. Phi Mu Alpha is the largest music fraternity in the world, with more than 150,000 initiates, and chapters on over 200 college and university campuses across the nation. One of their main projects is the annual Sinfonia Helps Music benefit concert to raise money for Franklin Classical Middle School’s music program.
For more information one should check the Phi Mu Alpha bulletin board adjacent to room UMC-C402.
Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society
Pi Kappa Lambda was founded in 1918 at Northwestern University; Epsilon XI Chapter was chartered at California State University, Long Beach in May 1983. The Society was established as an organization dedicated to academic excellence and high performance standards in music. This objective is achieved through selection and recognition of those juniors, seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated superior achievement in their programs of instruction.
Membership is determined by the faculty during the spring semester of each year and is by invitation only.