Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia | Alpha Lambda | Illinois Wesleyan University

Chapter Officers

Dan Drake


Dan Drake is the President of the Alpha Lambda Chapter. Having previously served as Secretary, Dan returns to the Executive Board for his second year. Dan has also held the positions of Fraternity Education Officer and Philanthropy Committee Head. Dan is a Junior Music Education major with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Tuba is his major instrument and is an active performer. Dan was named a Semi-Finalist in the 2017 Falcone Tuba Student Competition and the winner of the Midwest Regional Young Artist Tuba Competition in April of 2018. When he isn't studying, practicing, or working in the School of Music Office, he can be found in the chapter house spending time with brothers and listening to LPs.

Kristian Avise-Rouse


Kristian is a junior music education major. He is a vocal major, and also plays tuba, trombone, and trumpet. Kristian is grateful to be the Warden of the Alpha Lambda chapter for the 2018-2019 school year, instilling in the chapter members a devotion to our ideals and its secrecy.

Graham Dano

Vice President

This position, which I was endorsed for by both the senior slate of my fraternity and the sitting Vice President, is the perfect fit for me. Since given the chance to serve as VP, I have continued the fine work the former Vice President has done in regard to making committees the best that they can be, and have made myself an invaluable asset to not only the president and Exec Board, but to all brothers of Alpha Lambda Chapter.

Matthew Sweeney


Matthew Sweeney is a sophomore double major in music and computer science. He plays trombone and bass trombone for various IWU ensembles. When a performance comes up that he is not playing in, he is probably there anyway with the recording crew. He strives to fulfill the duties of Webmaster and appreciates the confidence of his brothers for entrusting to him such responsibility.

Paul Tkach

Alumni Relations Officer

I came to Illinois Wesleyan after graduating from Marmion Academy in Aurora, IL. Phi Mu Alpha caught my attention because my grandfather had been a Sinfonian and I was excited to get to know other men of music. The Alpha Lambda chapter initiated me in the fall of 2008 and I've held the positions of webmaster, house manager, and reception committee chairman. I earned my BA from IWU in 2012 and currently work as a computer technician for a local IT firm. My passions are post-World War II music and computer networking. In my free time I can be found playing euphonium in the Bloomington-Normal Community Band and learning to play piano.

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