It's no ordinary society.

It's the only national honor society for student musicians in the country.

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Why Tri-M?

In a phrase, perform, lead, and serve.

A Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter opens up a world of opportunities for students who have already shown themselves to be academically capable and musically gifted. Through performance and community service, they’ll develop confidence, creativity, critical thinking, compassion, and a host of other leadership skills sure to serve them well in school and beyond.

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Piper Tri-M Chapter

I’d love to start a Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter but I just don’t have the time.” This is a common challenge for music teachers on all levels.  You would love to provide an opportunity for your students but  just can’t find room to add a chapter to your already packed teaching and performance schedule.  See how three music teachers have found creative ways to incorporate Tri-M into their programs by using events they already host and utilizing their Tri-M members to assist with recruitment and service projects.

Read more about how a Tri-M Chapter can impact your students, music department, and community.

Announcing the first ever, nation-wide service project:

Happy Birthday Project


The “Happy Birthday Project” encourages creativity and individuality, while giving back in the community. Each student or small ensemble performs a recording of themselves wishing someone in a care facility, “Happy Birthday,” through singing, playing their instrument, or other type of performance! Created by Tina Bennett, she walks us through step-by-step how to plan and execute this heart-warming service project. Learn more.


A Few Facts and Figures

Tri-M welcomes student musicians in grades 6 through 12. Currently, there are over 2,100 chapters in all 50 states, involving more than 84,000 students. Besides shining a bright light on their school’s music programs, these future leaders contribute more than 750,000 service hours in their local communities.

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Tri-M Members Tell Their Stories


Getting to Know You

February 6, 2017

The Homestead High School (Cupertino, CA) Tri-M chapter brings together disparate groups of student musicians into one supportive community. Now orchestra, band and choir members have a structured program to share their love of music with each other, throughout the school, and in the larger community. Homestead High School Cupertino, CA Tri-M Advisor: John Burn

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Youthful Wisdom

January 13, 2017

Jordan Penrose, a senior at United High School in Monmouth, IL, has been a Tri-M chapter member since 9th grade and is currently its president. At first she was just excited to be among people who shared her love of music. But now she sees the impact of having a chapter in broader terms. “Tri-M […]

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Time of my Life

January 23, 2017

The time I spent in Tri-M: loving music and helping the local community with my peers: were the best 3 years of my life. The chapter that I was in was founded my sophomore year, and I was one of its original members. I served as secretary for two out of the three years of […]

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