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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The National Federation of State High School Associations has partnered with the Tri-M Music Honor Society (A Program of The National Association for Music Education) to provide a grant to cover the cost of activation, to 10 new Tri-M Chapters during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Go to to read more about the requirements for receiving a grant.

Applications are now closed for the 2021-2022 academic year. Winners will be announced in mid-December.

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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