Mission & Vision

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:

  1. Supports and encourages women musicians of all ages, races, and nationalities,
  2. Supports and promotes successful and innovative educational programs in music for all stages of life,
  3. Cultivates excellence in musical performance,
  4. Promotes programs and activities that stress the love and importance of music in our lives,
  5. Recognizes technological advances in the field of music,
  6. Dedicates financial resources that ensure the continuation of programs necessary to support the objectives of the fraternity in perpetuity,
  7. Has as its members people who exemplify professional and ethical behavior in the spirit of the Sigma Alpha Iota founders.

The Sigma Alpha Iota Chorale

Daughters of a great and singing nation,
Let your voices rise in dedication,
Music tells unspoken noble creeds;
Music beautifies the simplest deeds;
Sing we now to Sigma Alpha Iota.

Sing the greatness of the soul and spirit,
Sing the joy of peace and friendship's merit,
Music is a kind and truthful speech;
In a language out of mere word's reach,
Sing we now to Sigma Alpha Iota.

-- Margaret Blackburn, Alpha Mu


National Objectives, 2015-2018

We, the members of Sigma Alpha Iota, will:

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  1. Renew our commitment to the Purpose of SAI, striving for perfection.
  2. Honor and respect the traditions of the SAI ritual.
  3. Work in our chapters and communities to raise the standards of music in all its diverse expressions.
  4. Advocate for music education, stressing its importance in our world.
  5. Strengthen and nurture our lifelong connection to SAI members, inspiring each other through loving sisterhood and effective communication.
  6. Speak enthusiastically about the many projects of our charitable arm, SAI Philanthropies, Inc., and support those projects with our donations.
  7. Be a catalyst for the creation and performance of American music.

Founding members of Sigma Alpha Iota

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  • Mary Storrs Andersen
  • Elizabeth A. Campbell
  • Frances Caspari
  • Nora Crane Hunt
  • Leila Farlin Laughlin
  • Georgina Potts
  • Minnie Davis Sherrill