WSU music majors enjoy the fellowship and networks provided by professional organizations and music fraternities. The American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference attract student members, as do WSU chapters of Phi Mu Alpha, Mu Phi Epsilon and Delta Omicron. Each year, Pi Kappa Lambda, the national honorary music society, initiates a few outstanding WSU music students.
The purposes and objectives of Delta Omicron at WSU:
- To create and foster fellowship through music
- To give music students an opportunity to meet with one another and, by personal contact and exchange of ideas, to broaden the individual outlook
- To strengthen a devotion and loyalty to Alma Mater
- To develop character and leadership
- To encourage the highest possible scholastic attainment, excellence of individual performance; and appreciation of good music
- To give material aid to worthy students
- To manifest interest in young musicians entering the professional world
- To promote American music and musicians
- To further the work of composers
- To stimulate appreciation of good music at the community level
- To advance high ethical standards of professional conduct in the musical world
- To encourage understanding of the cultures of all nations
- To do any and all things conducive to the service, betterment, and ultimate welfare of musicians
Prospective Member Eligibility:
- Prospective member must be a music major or minor.
- Prospective members must achieve a grade average of at least a B in music subjects and at least a C in other subjects the term immediately preceding membership.
- Prospective members must have a good character with the potential for superior musicianship.
- Prospective members must have completed at least the first term of their freshman year.