Purpose of SAI
TO FORM chapters of women college students and alumnae who have a sincere interest in music.
TO UPHOLD the highest standards of music.
TO FURTHER the development of music in America and throughout the world.
TO GIVE inspiration and encouragement to members.
TO ORGANIZE the cultural life of Sigma Alpha Iota members as a contributing factor to their educational growth.
TO SUPPORT the ideals and goals of the member's Alma Mater.
TO ADHERE to the highest standards of citizenship in school, community, and fraternity life.
Founding of the Alumnae Chapter
The Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota was established on March 10,1935, when it was installed by Gertrude Evans, then the National President, in the Margaret Morrison Lounge at Carnegie Institute of Technology. Participating in this first ceremony were Margaret Blackburn, Angela Stybr Crawford, Elizabeth Graf, Ebba Lindbom Houggy, Harriet Hanna Kurtz, Rose Aiello Ressa, and Margaret Lafferty Henninger, the Alumnae Chapter's first president. Also present were Antoinette Canfield and faculty members Susan Canfield and Huldah Kenley.