Association of College Honor Societies


Pi Kappa Lambda


Admitted to ACHS: 1940

Founded at Northwestern University, May 17, 1918

No of Active Chapters: 204

Total Membership: 71000

Annual/current Membership: 1150

Publications: Electronic version of Handbook

PURPOSE: To provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning which offer programs in music instruction in one or more fields; and to recognize and encourage scholarship and musicianship.

ELIGIBILITY: Membership in the Society is open to music majors who are juniors, seniors, or graduate students; and to faculty in accordance with established restrictions. A graduating senior must be considered by the faculty committee of the chapter to be outstanding in scholarly achievement and musicianship, must have been in residence the equivalent of at least four semesters prior to graduation, and must rank not lower than the highest twenty percent of the graduating class (including students elected in the junior year) as determined by GPA or by class rank when no grades are assigned. A junior must rank not lower than the highest ten percent of the junior class. A graduate student must have no less than two thirds of his graduate credit hours as A or the equivalent when letter grades are nonexistent.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES: National conventions are held in alternate years. The Board of Regents commissions a new composition biennially.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Mark Lochstampfor, Executive Director PKL, Capital University, Conservatory of Music, 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH 43209

Tel: (614) 236-7211  Fax: (614) 236-6935

Email: [email protected]  

Updated: 7/19/2019