A Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter at your school could positively impact your student musician’s lives. Tri-M encourages students to go above and beyond in their school and community through service projects and performance opportunities.
These projects bring awareness to:
- Local needs through clothes and food drives, community clean up projects, performances at local hospitals and nursing homes.
- Your music program through teacher appreciation events and performances, a music tutoring program, organizing a 5K or walk-a-thon.
- Your esteemed students by allowing them to use their creativity, leadership, and management skills to plan and execute their service projects.
Read Kansas Music Educators Association’s article about how rewarding starting a Tri-M Chapter is for both students and teachers.
“I joined Tri-M by mistake, and it was probably one of the best mistakes I have ever made in my life. Tri-M taught me how to be a leader by planning fundraisers, finding volunteers, and creating successful events.” – Mari Dowling, Tri-M alumnus
“[A] Tri-M chapter brings together disparate groups of student musicians into one supportive community.” – John Burn, Tri-M Advisor
Tri-M Headquarters provides everything you need to get your chapter started. On MusicHonors.com, you can find:
- Advisor Resources. Find out what the advisor’s duties are and a Quick Start Guide to setting up your chapter.
- Tri-M Guidelines. The ultimate guide to everything Tri-M.
- Sample by-laws to get your chapter chartered.
- Membership Requirements. Aside from Leadership qualities, Service, and Character, your members must have maintained for the previous semester:
At least an A average grade or equivalent in a music related class and at least a B average grade or equivalent in all other academic classes.
- Appointing Officers.
- Chapter Resources, including: Induction Ceremony Template, Sample Induction Letter, Student Membership Form.
- A list of 75 Service Project Ideas. These ideas came right from active chapters!
2019-2020 Grant Winners!
Bishop Miege High School
Rowland Park, KS
Robin Christie, Advisor
Chapel Hill High School
Nick Viviano, Advisor
De La Salle High School
New Orleans, LA
Duncan Pray, Advisor
Hamilton County Junior/Senior High School
Jessica Weise, Advisor
Jefferson County High School
Merritt Boling, Advisor
Northwood High School
Silver Spring, MD
Ryan Sullivan, Advisor
Platteview High School
Paul Ketchen, Advisor
Roosevelt High School
Akira Regan, Advisor
Sam Barlow High School
Amber Schroeder, Advisor
William Workman High School
City of Industry, CA
Tim McElearney, Advisor