Chapters may nominate a person for initiation as a Distinguished Member. Distinguished Memberships of four types are offered by the Fraternity:

Member Laureate - an initiated member of the Fraternity who has achieved international distinction in the music profession. She may be a performer, composer, teacher, author, musicologist or philanthropist.


Honorary Member - a woman who has achieved international distinction in the music profession who is not an initiated member of Sigma Alpha Iota. She may be a performer, composer, teacher, author, musicologist or philanthropist.

National Arts Associate - a man or woman who is nationally recognized for distinguished contribution to the arts.

Friend of the Arts - a man or woman who is supportive of and actively involved in the arts at a local or regional level.

Distinguished Members Forms Available in the SAI Officer Portal.

Our listing of Distinguished Members on our new website will be coming soon!