Welcome to the
Moscow (ID) - Pullman (WA)
Alumnae Chapter in Nu Province
Serving the Sigma Zeta College Chapter at the University of Idaho since 1961!
Speak with Love
Appreciate the Past
Invest in the Future
The Mission of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity
is to encourage, nurture and support the art of music.
The Vision of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to be recognized throughout the world as the foremost fraternity that:
- Supports and encourages women musicians of all ages, races, and nationalities
- Supports and promotes successful and innovative educational programs in music for all stages of life
- Cultivates excellence in musical performance
- Promotes programs and activities that stress the love and importance of music in our lives
- Recognizes technological advances in the field of music
- Dedicates financial resources that ensure the continuation of programs necessary to support the objectives of the fraternity in perpetuity
- Has as its members people who exemplify professional and ethical behavior in the spirit of the Sigma Alpha
History of the Moscow-Pullman Alumnae Chapter
50th Anniversary - 2011-2012
The Moscow-Pullman Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota was chartered on October 29, 1961.
The 16 charter members were:
* Florence Anderson *Dorothy Barnes Joan Batten
* Joan Chavez Phyllis Everest * Marian Frykman
Lois Lyons Bellis Judy Marineau Iris Martinson
* Georgie Hansen * Esther Peterson * Lorna Jane Schaefer
* Agnes Schuldt Doris Snodgrass * Bertha Vogel
* Lucille White
At present, the alumnae chapter has over 20 members who represent music schools from many regions of the United States. Fraternity members are dedicated to the philanthropic support of musical activities on the national level, and are active in musical service to the community. We are very proud of our chapter's financial and personal support of the Sigma Zeta College Chapter at the University of Idaho. In 1990 and 1991 the chapter allocated funds for an annual award to an outstanding upper-class Sigma Zeta Chapter member. The award recipient is announced at the spring Honors Convocation, and the Sigma Zeta "honoree" receives her check at the first fall meeting of the alumnae chapter. Every three years, the alumnae chapter offers significant financial support to the Sigma Zeta Chapter’s convention delegate.
One of the national objectives of Sigma Alpha Iota is to promote the study and performance of American music. Each spring the members of this Alumnae chapter present an American Musicale as the organization's annual fundraiser. In the past, monies raised at this event have enabled the chapter to purchase many scores and recordings of American music for the music library at the UI School of Music. In 1988 the chapter purchased Groves’ Dictionary of American Music and Musicians for the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. The four-volume set is housed in the Agnes Crawford Schuldt Music Library on the ground floor of the music building. In recent years the alumnae chapter has also provided financial support for area music organizations such as the Moscow Elementary Strings Program, the Moscow Charter School, and Moscow Community Theatre through the Community Musical Outreach Award.
2011 marked the chapter’s 50th anniversary year, and chapter members celebrated this annivesary with a fall luncheon for chapter members and other nearby alumnae; and with a gala Spring Musicale for the community on February 12th featuring music from all five decades of the chapter’s existence.