Greek Sing

Greek Sing is an annual tradition among the Greek community of Carnegie Mellon University. Each year, fraternities and sororities take the stage to perform in a musical variety show. Greek Sing is primarily designed to raise money for charity. In the past, thousands of dollars have been raised for such charities as The Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind, The CMU chapter of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program, and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. However, Greek Sing is also a competition.

Greek Sing is a long-standing tradition here at CMU, although before the fifties it was a less significant event than it is today. Phi Kap won their early trophies in 1949, 1953, and 1954; the last was for first place.

After 1954, we did not again finish in the top three until 1961, when Rho Chapter took third place under the direction of Tom Good by singing "The Animals A-Coming" and another spiritual. Phi Kap was in a weak period overall from 1962-65, and we did not enter Greek Sing. Finally, after our membership had reached greater numbers, we entered a strong group in 1966 that finished in the top half despite lack of Greek Sing experience in the house.

In 1972, after a lull of almost twenty years, Phi Kappa Theta captured a strong second place and continued to dominate Greek Sing activity for the next decade, capturing six first place finishes in a span of eight years. In recent years, four Phi Kap men have held the top administrative position in Greek Sing as overall chairmen. They are Larry Long in 1964, Dick Immekus in 1968, Ray LeClair in 1969, and Colin McKechnie in 1978.

Since the late 1980s, the word booth has been synonymous with Phi Kappa Theta. Additionally, the 70s and 90s have been eras of success for the buggy program. What one tends to forget is that throughout these times, Phi Kappa Theta has had constant success in Greek Sing. In the last 25 years, Phi Kap has placed third place or higher in their division 19 times!


Year   Director(s)   Competition   Selection   Place
2008 Phil Bergmann, Nick Baldo, Alex Hanna Mixed (Delta Gamma) Little Shop of Horrors 1st
2007 Phil Bergmann, Evan Whitmer Mixed (Kappa Alpha Theta) The Wiz 1st
2006 Jeffrey Loh, Henry Te Mixed (Kappa Alpha Theta) Once on this Island 5th
2005 Nik Lutomski, Evan Whitmer  Mixed (Kappa Kappa Gamma)  Hairspray  2nd
2004 Seth Jones  Mixed (Delta Gamma)  Fame  2nd
2003 Jean Chavier, Seth Jones, Frank Rodriguez  Mixed (Delta Gamma)  How to Succeed In Business  2nd
2002 David Fay, Frank Rodriguez  Mixed (Kappa Alpha Theta)  Cabaret  1st
2001 Eliot Minichiello, Naseer Siddique  Mixed (Kappa Alpha Theta)  Hair  3rd
2000 Andrew Hill, Jeff Walch  Mixed (Delta Gamma)  Original score  2nd
1999 Peter Wylie  Mixed (Delta Delta Delta)  Grease  2nd
1998 Reid Patterson  Fraternity  Newsies  1st
1997 Mark Alexander  Mixed (Kappa Alpha Theta)  Rent  1st
1996 Mark Alexander,Derek Rutledge  Mixed (Kappa Kappa Gamma)  Pippin  2nd
1995 PJ Papparelli  Mixed (Kappa Kappa Gamma)  Tommy  1st
1994 Dan Weinstein  Mixed (Kappa Alpha Theta)  Aladdin  2nd
1993 Dan Weinstein,Ray Lieu  Mixed (Kappa Alpha Theta)  Beauty and the Beast  hosed
1992 Jason Brown,Jason Bareford  Fraternity  Man of La Mancha  3rd
1991 Scott Zucker  Mixed (Kappa Alpha Theta)  Annie Get Your Gun  1st
1990 John Bigler  Fraternity  George M.  4th
1989 Tomio Inomata  Fraternity  Original Jazz/Joe Jackson  hosed
1988 John Larmann  Fraternity  Les Miserables  3rd
1987 Jim Cowing  Fraternity  Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  2nd
1986 John Larmann  Fraternity  Fiddler on the Roof  2nd
1985 Scott Adler,Andy Barton  Fraternity  Original Material about Phi Kaps  5th
1984 Jack Wilcox  Fraternity  Fantastics  4th
1983 Mike Hackett  Fraternity  Cabaret  4th
1982 Russ Smith, Otto Lopez  Mixed (ChiO)  42nd Street  2nd
1981 Mike Hackett  Mixed (Kappa Kappa Gamma)  Anything Goes/Public Enemy #1/Blow Gabriel Blow  1st
1980 Brad Linden,Joe Costantino  Mixed (ChiO)  I Hope I Get It/What I did for Love/One  1st
1979 Dave Mittereder  Fraternity  Next to Lovin'/Shenandoah/Raise the Flag of Dixie  3rd
1978 Sandy Lazarowicz  Mixed (Kappa Alpha Theta)  Knowing Me, Knowing You, What I Did For Love  2nd
1977 Chip Yeager  Fraternity  Go Down Moses  1st
1976 Mark Emery  Fraternity  Drunken Sailor/Annie's Song/Force of the Wind  1st
1975 Geoff Bryan  Mixed (ChiO)  Ain't She Sweet/Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy  1st
1974 Bob Zurawin  Mixed (ChiO)  Ezekiel Saw the Wheel  1st
1973 Dave Ehert  Mixed (ChiO)  Godspell Revue  2nd
1972 Bob Zurawin  Fraternity  Summertime -We've only just begun  2nd