Chapter of the Year Scholarship Award

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Tri-M Chapter of the Year winners!

CLICK HERE to view the 2021-2022 Tri-M Chapter of the Year Press Release


Senior Division

Chapter of the Year
South Haven High School — South Haven, Michigan
Chapter 7958
Jeffrey Bopp, Advisor

1st Runner Up
International Christian School — Shatin, Hong Kong
Chapter 6751
Laura Danneker, Advisor

2nd Runner Up
Yorktown High School — Arlington, Virginia
Chapter 1264
Joseph Witkowski, Advisor

Junior Division

Chapter of the Year
Vicenza Middle School — APO, AE
Chapter 5349
Amy Black, Advisor

1st Runner Up
Qualters Middle School — Mansfield, Massachusetts
Chapter 5745
Laurie Pepicelli, Advisor

2nd Runner Up
Ranney School — Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Chapter 4410
John Propper, Advisor


Congratulations to the 2021-2022 State Tri-M Chapter of the Year winners!

Eastern Division

Coventry High School – Coventry, Connecticut
Chapter Number 6609
Hannah Cole, advisor

Canton High School – Canton, Massachusetts
Chapter Number 4088
Catherine Eckersley, advisor

New Hampshire
Goffstown High School – Goffstown, New Hampshire
Chapter Number 6499
Joshua Desrochers, advisor

New Jersey
Ranney School – Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Chapter Number 5275
Dorothy Sobieski, advisor

New York
Herricks High School – New Hyde Park, New York
Chapter Number 1975
Anissa Arnold, advisor

Redbank Valley High School – New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Chapter Number 8448
Carrie McIntire, advisor

North Central Division

McHenry Community High School – McHenry, Illinois
Chapter Number 139
Tracy Tobin, advisor

Shortridge High School – Indianapolis, Indiana
Chapter Number 7396
Susan Sieler, advisor

Bloomfield Hills High School – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Chapter Number 7412
Advisor, Alan Posner

Kearney High School – Kearney, Nebraska
Chapter Number 4101
Rick Mitchell, advisor

North Dakota
Davies High School – Fargo, North Dakota
Chapter Number 7213
Michal Lang, advisor

Princeton High School – Cincinnati, Ohio
Chapter Number 6264
Kristen Brown, advisor

South Dakota
Pierre TF Riggs – Pierre, South Dakota
Chapter Number 6441
Mackenzie McKeithan Jensen, advisor

Waterford Union High School – Waterford, Wisconsin
Chapter Number 2738
Derek Machan, advisor

Northwest Division

Parkrose High School – Portland, Oregon
Chapter Number 3814
Lesley Bossert, advisor

Southern Division

Auburn High School – Auburn, Alabama
Chapter Number 8281
Deanna Marshall, advisor

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts – West Palm Beach, Florida
Chapter Number 3914
Evan Rogovin, advisor

North Springs High School – Atlanta, Georgia
Chapter Number 3954
Mirna Dinovic, advisor

Ursuline Academy of New Orleans – New Orleans, Louisiana
Chapter Number 1186
Helen Myers, advisor

Pearl River Central High School – Carriere, Mississippi
Chapter Number 8959
Haley Lambert, advisor

South Carolina
Allegro Charter School of Music – North Charleston, South Carolina
Chapter Number 8885
Anna Baumgaertner, advisor

White House Heritage High School – White House, Tennessee
Chapter Number 8151
Rebecca Pal, advisor

Chancellor High School – Fredericksburg, Virginia
Chapter Number 6452
Rhonda Miller, advisor

West Virginia
Martinsburg High School – Martinsburg, West Virginia
Chapter Number 7380
Katie Schramm, advisor

Southwestern Division

Conifer High School – Conifer, Colorado
Chapter Number 5710
Sean Cartner, advisor

Mustang High School – Yukon, Oklahoma
Chapter Number 8408
Sohailah Stout, advisor

Texas – TIE
Seven Lakes High School – Katy, Texas
Chapter Number 8091
Elizabeth Tait, advisor

Texas – TIE
William B. Travis High School – Richmond, TX
Chapter Number 6864
Sabrina Behrens, advisor

Western Division

Rancho Solano Preparatory School – Scottsdale, Arizona
Chapter Number 8136
Brandon Zale, advisor

Fullerton Union High School – Fullerton, California
Chapter Number 7054
Troy Trimble, advisor


Nile C Kinnick High School – FPO, AP
Chapter Number 5343
Jonathan Parker, advisor


The National Chapter of the Year Program is designed to motivate and reward chapters that perform service projects, encourage Chapter Officers to perform their duties properly, and increase awareness and interest in what other Tri-M chapters are doing. Since 1985, Tri-M has given over $140,000 in Chapter of the Year Scholarship Awards to chapters across the country making a difference in their communities.

All active chapters are eligible to participate. The 2022-2023 National Chapter of the Year will be chosen by review of the Chapter Summary Report.

The Chapter Summary Report for entry to the Chapter of the Year Scholarship must be submitted online using the Submittable platform. Please do not email or mail your Chapter Summary Reports.

The Chapter Summary Report for the 2022-2023 National Chapter of the Year Scholarship will be available in early 2023.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2023.

The Chapter of the Year Scholarship Award is intended to recognize the achievements of three Junior Division and three Senior Division Chapters in any given school year. Please note, chapters will be ineligible to win for three consecutive years.

Evaluation criteria includes:

Announcing a State Chapter of the Year Competition

Each year we announce a Chapter of the Year winner from each division. We now will announce a winner from all 50 states! Start planning your service projects to encompass the above criteria.

Evaluations are based on a cumulative 300 points. Chapters who receive 200 or more points will qualify.

Instructions on Applying for the Scholarship

When applying for the Chapter of the Year Scholarship Award, please view the form online and fill in all the necessary fields. Emailed and Mailed forms will not be accepted.

The Chapter Summary Report for the 2022-2023 National Chapter of the Year Scholarship will be available in early 2023.


All winners and runners-up will be featured in NAfME national news media in the fall of the next school year, including a press release, news story in Teaching Music magazine, and recognition on the NAfME website and social media outlets. Scholarship funds will be awarded in the following way:

Senior Division

Chapter of the Year: $1,000.00
1st Runner Up: $800.00
2nd Runner Up: $600.00

Junior Division

Chapter of the Year: $800.00
1st Runner Up: $600.00
2nd Runner Up: $400.00

The Tri-M National Chapter of the Year (Junior and Senior) will receive an engraved permanent service plaque. All participants will receive a certificate of recognition for participating in the Chapter of the Year scholarship application.

Scholarships must be used to find a professional development activity for the chapter including, but not limited to, clinicians, master classes, field trips, conference travel, or summer music program scholarships.

State Chapter of the Year winners will receive a personalized banner commemorating their Chapter of the Year status in their state. Recognition will also be given on, Tri-M’s Facebook page, and announced at our National Leadership Assembly.

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