About Tri-M

The Tri-M® Music Honor Society, a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), recognizes music students for their efforts and accomplishments in music on the basis of musicianship, scholarship, character, leadership, and service to their school and community. The organization’s high standards serve to challenge students to greater effort and achievement and to encourage the pursuit of excellence.

All Members Must Meet the Following Criteria:

Music Participation — Candidates must have been enrolled in a school-sponsored music ensemble and/or class for at least one semester of the current school year.

Academic Achievement — Candidates must have maintained for the previous semester at least a B average grade or equivalent in music, with at least a cumulative C average grade or equivalent in other academic subjects.

Leadership — Leadership roles in both school and community may be considered as long as they can be verified.

Service — Service activities include any actions undertaken by the student that are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service.

Character — Judgment of character should be free of speculation and rumor. One description of character is a person who demonstrates respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.