MC's collegiate chapter of Delta Omicron honored

Sept. 26, 2003

Alpha Zeta, Maryville College’s collegiate chapter of the Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity, recently took home honors for its endeavors in music and publicity during the last academic year.

Dorothy Bushing, chapter adviser of Alpha Zeta and the fraternity’s national music editor, accepted the certificates during the recent Triennial Conference of Delta Omicron, held at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.

Delta Omicron is a professional fraternity in the field of music with collegiate chapters established throughout the United States and abroad. The fraternity was founded by three undergraduate students in 1909 at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

Its purpose and objectives include: 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; and to manifest interest in young musicians.

“ We are very pleased to be recognized by the fraternity and hope to build on this honor in the coming years,” said Rennie Salata, Maryville College junior and Alpha Zeta chapter president. “Alpha Zeta is a small but committed group of individuals who all share a deep love of music. In addition to our passion for music, we are also a host and sponsor of service projects through the year. We look forward to promoting Alpha Zeta and its projects this year and increasing our membership.”

The Alpha Zeta chapter meets regularly at Maryville College. Requirements for membership include a 2.5 GPA and participation in an on-campus music ensemble such as the Concert Choir, the Orchestra at Maryville College, the Community Band or Voices of Praise.

For more information, contact Salata at salataman@hotmail.com or call the Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2014 semester is 1,213.