The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an NAfME program that recognizes outstanding music students in secondary level school (grades 6 through 12). Tri-M activities increase students’ school and community involvement with music. Tri-M members are selected based on their academic and musical achievement as well as on their strength of character. Chapters invite qualified students from any organized music ensemble or class in their school to join this international music honor society. Chapter members regularly get involved with community-service activities and music-enrichment events, nurturing a more cohesive, broad, and unified music program. Rewards for the activity include scholarships and awards that are available through the Tri-M awards program.

Benefits of Tri-M membership include unique Tri-M membership materials, scholarships, individual achievement awards, biannual Tri-M newsletters, the Tri-M Web site, Tri-M specialty items, Tri-M conferences at select NAfME nation and regional conferences, and automatic membership in the Junior ASCAP Membership program (J.A.M.).

To start a Tri-M chapter, contact NAfME at 800-336-3768 and ask for the Tri-M Music Honor Society staff, or go to the Tri-M Web site at

Tri-M Music Honor Society Scholarship
KMEA offers a $500 scholarship each year to a member of Tri-M.

Alumni Achievement Award
The “Tri-M Alumni Achievement Award” is an official recognition of the career successes and life accomplishments of former Tri-M chapter members. More information and a nomination form will be available in the Tri-M manual to be sent to all active advisors in August.