Baylor Music Organization Wins International Recognition

Oct. 25, 2004

by Richard Veit

The international music fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon, has recognized Baylor University's Phi Xi chapter with three of its most prestigious honors for 2004.

Baylor's 20-member chapter earned the highest possible recognition in three significant areas. Phi Xi was recognized internationally as "The Most Outstanding Chapter for Service to Its School." The Baylor chapter also won the international award for "Outstanding Contributions in Service, Education, and Resource Volunteers in Music," with 503 hours of service. Finally, Phi Xi chapter was named "The Most Outstanding Collegiate Chapter in the South Central Province," which essentially covers the entire state of Texas.

Each of the 136 collegiate chapters annually submits a report to the International Executive Board for review and consideration for the Mu Phi Epsilon awards.

Baylor's Phi Xi chapter, which was established in 1939, has selected women as candidates for membership throughout its 65 years of existence. It is dedicated to service to the Baylor School of Music and to the Waco community.

Its parent organization, Mu Phi Epsilon, has served as an international music fraternity for more than a century. Founded on Nov. 13, 1903, it now boasts a membership role that is more than 75,000 strong. Its stated purposes are the recognition of scholarship and musicianship and the promotion of friendship and aims to advance music throughout the world, promote musicianship and scholarship and loyalty to the Alma Mater, and develop a true bond of friendship.

For more information on Mu Phi Epsilon and the local Phi Xi chapter, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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