Sigma Chapter


The Sigma chapter of DO was established at Illinois Wesleyan university in 1926, before Presser Hall was built! Since then, the chapter has started supporting the country’s oldest, and longest-running collegiate choral commission, hosts an annual Jazz-Night with local and university ensembles, volunteers at nursing homes and hospitals regularly, and has provided thousands of dollars in instruments to local schools and historic buildings among other accomplishments. Delta Omicron gives music majors and minors the opportunity to socialize, volunteer, gain leadership experience, give back to our alma mater and make the Bloomington-Normal community a more musical place.

Colors: Rose and Gray

Famous DOs include:

Milton Babbit

Samuel Barber

J.B. Davis

Normal Dello Joio

Walt Disney

Georges Enesco

James Galway

Elizabeth Green

Luciano Pavorotti

Robert Shaw

Beverly Sills

Shinichi Suzuki

Virgil Thompson

Dawn Upshaw

for starters...


This truth comes to us more and more, the longer we live, that in what field, or in what uniform, or with what aims we do our duty, matters very little; or even what our duty is, great or small,

splendid or obscure, only to find our duty certainly and somewhere, somehow do it faithfully,

makes us good, strong, happy and useful, and tunes our lives into some feeble echo of the life of God.

--Phillips Brooks


National DO Site

IWU School of Music

Illinois Wesleyan Site

About DO Sigma