What is Tri-M? Tri-M Music Honor Society (Modern Music Masters) 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.
Membership Because Tri-M® is an honor society rather than a social club, prospective members must submit the online application and include 2 recommendation forms. One form must be from current LHS Music Department faculty. Eligible students must show outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Make sure you review the guidelines for eligibility and the point system used to determine good standing at the end of each school year.
We wish encourage more students to excel in music and other academic areas and to offer students leadership opportunities through service-learning experiences.
Criteria for Consideration: Music Participation Students must be in 10-12 grade and must currently be enrolled in a school music ensemble or class. Additionally students must have been enrolled for at least one semester of the previous school year at Lafayette.
Grades/Scholarship Students must have a 3.0 GPA in music courses, as well as overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Leadership Any school or community activity students have been involved in can be considered.
Service Any school or community service activity students have been a part of will be considered as long as they did not receive money or any other kind of payment.
Character To be considered, students must have demonstrated 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, punctual, and patient.
Role at Lafayette Our aim is not only to recognize high achieving musicians, but also to increase awareness of music education through public performance as well as community service. This will include activities such as a “Music in Our Schools” campaign in March. The activities will include music trivia during morning announcements, a poster campaign, and student performances during lunch times, etc. Service-learning activities will include community performances in nursing homes, hospitals, etc.