Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Active Members

Active Members

Brage Acuff

Brother

Patrick Alarcon

Brother

Samuel Benner

Brother/President

Samuel Benner is a sophomore geography student with a minor in Geographic Information Systems Technology. He was born in Austin Texas and attended Austin High school. After he graduates, he anticipates working with the forest service to research climate change and hopefully make a positive impact on the environment.

Andrew Bernal

Brother/Secretary

Jeremy Brown

Brother

Abel A. Bustos

Brother

Abel Bustos is a Sophomore at Texas Tech University and was initiated by Phi Mu Alpha’s Zeta Sigma chapter in the Fall of 2016. Previously a Music Education Major, Abel is now a Plant & Soil Science Major with concentration in Horticulture & Turfgrass. However, he continues to study String Bass under Dr. Mark Morton (Associate Professor of Double Bass). Besides being involved with the Bass Studio, Abel has performed with multiple ensembles at Texas Tech, including the USO and Tango Orchestra, and has traveled around state in efforts to advance music in America through his performances. After college, Abel hopes to enter the field of Plant Breeding and gain more knowledge in Genetics, while maintaining his musical background.

Issac Cardona

Brother/Treasurer

Austin Taekwon Chung

Brother

Austin Chung is a Music Education major at Texas Tech University and was initiated by the Zeta Sigma chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in the Fall of 2017. He is from San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Smithson Valley High School. His principal instrument is clarinet, playing in ensembles such as the Symphonic Band and Goin’ Band from Raider Land. In his free time he enjoys video games and watching soccer.

Mason Cooke

Brother

Devon Curtis

Brother/Collegiate Province Representative

After having grown up in San Antonio, TX, I moved to Lubbock to pursue an academic career in music education as a dual principal in French horn and Guitar. I've spent my collegiate career devoted to bettering myself as a man, a musician, and as a professional. Sinfonia has been instrumental towards these developments, and, after having crossed in Fall of 2014, I have found a deep passion within its confines that has only been equaled by my love for Shannon Valkovich, my girlfriend of 6 years. I've given much of my life to this organization, and have had the great fortune to have had those efforts returned in many ways; most recently being my installment as CPR of 23. I owe much of who I am to the lessons this Brotherhood has helped me learn, and wouldn't trade any of it for anything. Fraternally yours, Devon C. Hide

Austin Dalton

Brother

Austin Dalton is a Freshman Mechanical Engineering Major and Trumpet player at Texas Tech University and was initiated by the Zeta Sigma chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in the Fall of 2017. Austin currently plays with the Goin' Band from Raiderland as well as multiple ensembles in around his home of Papillion Nebraska. Austin is also an Eagle Scout, earning the rank in September of 2015 as a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 463. Austin has a deep passion for aviation and hopes to one day become a pilot in either government or civilian service.

Sean Dooley

Brother/Vice President

Hello, My name is Sean Dooley and I am currently serving as Zeta Sigma's Vice President. I am from the San Antonio Area and graduated from Smithson Valley High School. I am currently a Junior Supply Chain Management Major at Texas Tech University, and became an active member of Zeta Sigma during the Spring of 2017. I have also been apart of the Goin' Band from Raiderland for the past three years, and I am hoping to get to march again my senior year as well! When I'm not working for Sinfonia, I enjoy working out, reading, spending time with friends, and watching my new favorite rugby club, the Austin Elite!

Hudson Dougherty

Brother

Hudson Dougherty previously served as the Fraternity Education Officer and became an active member Fall 2016. He is from Austin, Texas and graduated from James Bowie High School. His primary instrument is percussion and also plays the piano. Now a senior at Texas Tech University, Hudson is majoring in Music Education and hopes to be a High School band director.

Oluwagbohunmi Fawehinmi

Brother

Douglas Francis

Brother

Douglas Francis is a veteran from the army in San Antonio, TX. He joined the army in 2009, deployed one year from 2011-12 to Afghanistan with 25th Infantry Division. Stationed in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and Ft. Hood, Texas. He became an active member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia on Fall 2006 by the Phi Omega Chapter. Doug is a Senior at Texas Tech University and is majoring in Management Information Systems. His principal instrument is the Tenor Sax. Some of his hobbies are Xbox, Paintball, and Warhammer 40k.

Chris Garcia

Brother/Fraternity Education Officer

Justin Ray Glosson

Brother

Jose Gonzalez

Brother

JD Henning

Brother

Tristan Keller

Brother/Alumni Relations Officer

Jared Lewis

Brother

Chris Mehrafshan

Brother

Chris Mehrafshan is a Music Education and Performance major at Texas Tech University and was initiated by the Zeta Sigma chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in Spring 2017. He is currently principal percussionist for the Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra as well as a section percussionist for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he played snare drum for two years with the Texas Tech Drumline (ZIT) and has performed with the TTU Percussion Ensemble 1, Steel Band 1 (Apocalypso Now), and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

Jonathan Persaud

Brother

JJ Quan

Brother/Warden

Ben Rosenfield

Brother

Brennan Ross

Brother/Music Director

Michael Sagor

Brother

Caleb Santacruz

Brother/Secretary

Caleb Santacruz is a Music Education major at Texas Tech University and was initiated into the Zeta Sigma chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in the Spring of 2018, where he currently serves as Secretary. Caleb graduated from Midway High School in Waco, Texas, and now plays clarinet in various university ensembles such as the Symphonic Band, Goin’ Band from Raiderland, and TTU Clarinet Choir, while also being an ensemble member in the orchestra at Lakeridge United Methodist. He hopes to be one day be a band director at either the secondary or collegiate level after pursuing possible graduate work in wind conducting.

Nasr Sheikh

Brother

Aaron Talley

Brother

Aaron Talley previously served the chapter as Music Director. He is from San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Tom C. Clark High School. Now as a senior at Texas Tech University, Aaron is majoring in Music Education and hopes to become a band director after graduation. His primary instrument is percussion, but he is also a Tenor 1 singer. Aaron enjoys drumming, singing, voice acting, composing-arranging, and playing video games with brothers.

Edgar Tavarez

Brother

Matthew Thompson

Brother

Duane Threatt

Brother

Chance Trimble

Brother/Historian

Chance Trimble is a music major that is studying music education and performance. This fraternity has been a staple in his career here. As historian Chance insures that the chapter’s events are preserved for future generations as well as educated the chapter and the public about the rich history of this fraternity.

Tim Wilson

Brother

Alejandro Yanez

Brother/Webmaster

Alejandro Yanez is the Webmaster for the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is from San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 2017. As a Freshman at Texas Tech University he is pursuing a degree in Music Education and hopes to become a middle school band director. His primary instrument is the clarinet and also sings as a tenor 1. Alejandro is also part of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. Alejandro enjoys helping others, singing, and hanging out with his brothers.

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