Tri-M Music Honor Society

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.

The Tri-M is a NAfME program focusing on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Tri-M is the only national honor society for student musicians in grades 6-12. There are more than 1,900 chapters across all 50 states, involving more than 75,000 students.

Each year, these students contribute service hours to their schools and local communities and raise funds for causes they care about. NAfME awards more than $4,500 in scholarships each year to chapters that demonstrate exceptional service and leadership.

Start a North Carolina chapter today and start building your students’ leadership abilities. To learn how to start a chapter, FAQ’s and other information, visit the Tri-M website.

NOTE!

NCMEA’s past Tri-M Chair Meghan Chinn hosted a webinar with LOTS of information about starting and renewing school chapters, suggested chapter activities, resources for chapter leaders, and more! If you’re curious about Tri-M or need a refresher, you can:

Email [email protected] for more info!

 


* NEW for CONFERENCE 2022! *

Tri-M Day and Young Professionals Symposium: A One Day Conference Event for Tri-M Chapters Looking for Resources

The North Carolina Music Educators Association’s Tri-M and Young Professionals Committee is excited to host its first annual Tri-M Day in conjunction with the Young Professionals Symposium, which occurs during the NCMEA Annual Conference. Young Professionals Symposium has a history of providing junior and senior high school music students interested in Music Education specifically tailored sessions and experiences. For the first time, NCMEA is hosting an extension of this event for all high school students who participate in Tri-M Music Honors Society called Tri-M Day.

Participants for Tri-M Day will learn about their leadership style, best practices for Tri-M Chapters, Tri-M service project ideas, along with participating in a group-wide service project at Conference. Young Professionals Symposium participants will gather with Tri-M students for portions of the event, but during other times will participate in specific sessions catered towards entering the music education profession, including a conducting seminar, interview tips and tricks from various NC music education professors, and a beginning teacher music educator Q+A Panel.

TRI-M DAY APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Up to 50 students can participate in Tri-M Day. Multiple chapter officers and members from a single chapter are encouraged to attend. In order to qualify for Tri-M day, the participant’s school must have a current Tri-M Membership for the 2022-2023 school year, and the advisor must have an active NCMEA Membership. Applications are due no later than Friday, October 14th, 2022, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all slots are filled.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

A complete application for the Tri-M Day must be completed by the chapter advisor and is due no later than Friday, October 14th, 2022. Please have your NAfME ID# ready and the number of students known at the time of completing the application.

APPLICATION FORM QUESTIONS

  • Chapter Advisor Name
  • Chapter Advisor NAfME ID Number
  • Chapter Advisor Email
  • Chapter Advisor Phone Number
  • School Name
  • Number of Students Attending Tri-M Day
  • All Participating Students’ Names
  • Grade Range of Participating Students
  • Check: “Yes I would like to apply for the Chapter of Excellence for my school’s Tri-M Chapter”
    or check: “No, I would not like to apply for the Chapter of Excellence for my school’s Tri-M Chapter”.
  • If you check “Yes”, please email [email protected] a one to two page summary of your chapter’s accomplishments and highlights from the 2021-2022 school year on official school letterhead. Accomplishments can include but are not limited to, membership growth, service projects, social media presence, community outreach, or musical performances.

The Chapter Advisor must email all participating students’ emergency contact information to [email protected] in order to participate in the event.

Tri-M Day Application 


2022 Tri-M Day/Young Professionals Symposium Schedule

DATE: Saturday, November 5th, 2022
Locations: Terrace 2 and Terrace 3

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM: Check-in/Registration

SESSION 1
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM GENERAL SESSION for Tri-M and Young Professionals:
Opening Session, Keynote, and Introductions from Tri-M Team and Students – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Wagoner, East Carolina University

SESSION 2
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM GENERAL SESSION for Tri-M and Young Professionals:
Interactive Session: Brainstorming Efficient Leadership and Tri-M Practices.

SESSION 3
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM GENERAL SESSION for Tri-M and Young Professionals:
Group Conducting Workshop and Improvisational Techniques

LUNCH BREAK
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:
Break for Lunch, provided by NCMEA

SESSION 4
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM GENERAL SESSION for Tri-M and Young Professionals:
Learning How to Advocate for Music Education: An Interactive Grassroots Session

SESSION 5
A: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Tri-M:
Learning About Your Leadership Style

B: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Young Professionals: Brainstorm and Panel Discussion with Beginning Teachers: All About the Beginning Teaching Process

SESSION 6
A: 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Tri-M: State-Wide Service Project:
Create a video on why music and Tri-M is important to us!

B: 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Young Professionals: School of Music Audition and Interview Tips and Tricks

SESSION 7
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM: Tri-M:
Setting Your Tri-M Chapter Up for Success from the Ground Up

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM: Young Professionals: Q+A Learning from Leaders in All Grade Levels: Elementary General Music, MS Chorus, HS Chorus, MS Band, HS Band, MS Orchestra, HS Orchestra

SESSION 8
5:00 PM: Closing Session:
Reflection Time, Chapter of Excellence Named