Minneapolis-St. Paul Alumnae Chapter
The past meets the present
Our Chapter was chartered on October 23, 1982 with the merger of two alumnae chapters, following a rich history of SAI alumnae presence in the Twin Cities stretching back to 1937. Throughout our storied history, the sisters of this and preceding chapters have ardently contributed as mentors to collegiate members, leaders of musical performance and education, and benefactors of the development of music through service and support.
Today, our chapter has 77 active members including 12 patronesses and 1 patroness with training. Of our 63 alumnae members, 35 are 50+ year members. Our meetings are scheduled September through June of each year, and are hosted by members of the chapter. Our meetings are not just for business! Each month, we welcome musical programs from our talented sisters, patronesses, and guests; fraternity education and sing-a-longs, and opportunities for friendship and fun.
As we will begin to meet in person (safely) again, we will have a virtual option available for sisters that are unable to travel to the meeting site.
We promote interaction among those who share a commitment to music by offering an encouraging, social environment for member performances and music development. Alumnae members are active in and supportive of the ideals of SAI by supporting the college chapters within our Province and serving our community through recitals, service projects, and fundraising for scholarships and local, national, and international music organizations.
In addition to our support of SAI Philanthropies, Inc, our sisters regularly participate in chapter sponsored service events, including a yearly community outreach musicale and joint service activities with our collegiate chapters during Province Day. Sisters are encouraged to bring service event ideas to the chapter and share their individual volunteer activities.
We welcome Sigma Alpha Iota alumnae and patroness members from all walks of life! While our chapter membership includes professional musicians and music educators it also includes sisters who uphold the highest standards of music while working in non-music professions. We are encouraged by the array of talents that our sisters offer to our meetings, programs, activities, service events, and engagement in the musical life of the Twin Cities and beyond.