Life as a Boyer Student
There are over 200 student organizations at Temple University. Within the Boyer College of Music and Dance, there are various arts-related social and artistic activities.
Collegiate Chapters of NAfME: The National Association for Music Education are active throughout the US and abroad. The Conservatory chapter provides opportunities for all students to be involved with the professional organization for music educators, and receive benefits such as the monthly national journal and the quarterly Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) state journal.
All students interested in music education and the teaching of music are encouraged to join and contribute to the chapter. Semester activities include creating projects, presenting guest speakers and workshops, attending the PMEA All-State conference, participating in outreach activities, and learning to use various online music education resources. More information is available at National Association for Music Education (NAfME) website.
Boyer College of Music and Dance’s Music Therapy Club consists of dedicated members who are actively involved in and around the Temple University community. The club has raised money for breast cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank and Heifer Project International. Other community service projects: donating and painting pumpkins at Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, caroling at women’s shelters, delivering food packages to elderly, sending gifts to military members in Iraq, and sending students to the American Music Therapy Association Mid-Atlantic Conference.
Sigma Alpha Iota International Women’s Fraternity (SAI) was founded in 1903 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For over 100 years SAI’s mission has been to unite women in their love of music in order to form a true sisterly bond. SAI prepares its members for the professional world by providing leadership and performance opportunities as well as reaching out to the community through fun and exciting service projects. Any female student at the Boyer College, regardless of major, may pledge membership. Membership is based on scholarship, musicianship, and character.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a Brotherhood of men bound together for mutual helpfulness. Its purpose is not only to bring men together as friends, but also to provide a network of brothers with whom men can commune and renew their zeal — a support network that helps the individual to meet the challenges that face him in his daily life. By teaching men who are united as brothers to live their lives according to the noble virtues set forth in the Fraternity’s Initiation Ritual, Sinfonia builds better, stronger, broader individuals who are able to live in sympathy and in harmony with their Fraternity brothers and their fellow man.