The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 5,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education.
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So, what does it take to be a Tri-M member? Advisors pick students who show outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, and character to honor them for their accomplishments. Here’s an explanation of the criteria, which your advisor can choose to raise with notice to the chapter members:
You have to be (or have been) in a school music ensemble or class for at least one semester of the current school year.
You have to have maintained a B average grade (or equivalent) in music, as well as at least a C average grade in your other classes during the last semester.
Your advisor can consider any school or community activity that you’ve been actively involved in.
Your advisor can consider any school or community service activity you’ve been a part of, as long as whatever you did, you did for someone else and didn’t get money or receive any other kind of payment for it.
Your advisor is looking for members who demonstrate respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Examples include being responsible, following school policies and procedures, being respectful of others and their property, being honest, being punctual, and being patient. Talk to your advisor to find out what the guidelines are for your chapter regarding character—these guidelines should be included in the chapter bylaws.
A Word from the Founder:
If we strive to cultivate musical sensitivity and perception in our students, we must likewise give adequate recognition for their efforts and achievements, and we must inspire them to strive for higher goals. In what better way than by bestowing upon them life membership in a worldwide honorary organization for musical youth?
– Alexander Harley, Founder, Tri-M Music Honor Society