Tri-M® Music Honor Society and National Federation of State High School Associations present grants to 10 schools to launch Tri-M® chapters

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has again partnered with the Tri-M® Music Honor Society (a program of the National Association for Music Education, or NAfME) to award grants to 10 new Tri-Chapters. M® during the year 2021. -2022 academic year. The 10 grant-receiving schools have been announced.

RESTON, Virginia, December 7, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has again collaborated with the Tri-M® Music Honor Society (a program of the National Association for Music Education, or NAfME) to award grants to 10 new Tri -Chapitres M® during the academic year 2021-2022. The 10 grant-receiving schools have been announced.

These 10 schools provide leadership opportunities to their music students through the Tri-M chapters. Through community outreach and service projects, these student leaders demonstrate the impact of music education in their schools.

“The Tri-M Music Honor Society provides students with valuable opportunities for leadership and community service,” said Dr. Mackie V. Spradley, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NAfME. “We are excited to see these 10 schools launching new chapters to highlight their music programs and serve in their school districts.”

“The NFHS is delighted to help kick-start the participation of these schools in Tri-M,” said Dr. James weaver, added the director of performing arts for the NFHS. “We are thrilled that these students are becoming leaders in their music programs, their schools and their communities. ”

  • Beacon High School, Beacon, New York (advisers: Susan wright, James walton; main: Vanessa DeFonce)

  • Boonsboro High School, Boonsboro, MD (to advise: Scott Engel; main: Michael kuhaneck)

  • Central Falls High School, Central Falls, RI (to advise: Bryant montalvo; main: Robert mccarthy)

  • Coeur d’Alene High School, Coeur d’Alene, ID (advisor: Jim phillips; main: Michael randles)

  • Ethel Dwyer College, Huntington Beach, California (to advise: Neil reyes; main: Christa glembocki)

  • Glenwood City High School, Glenwood City, WI (to advise: mat lamb; main: Marcy Burch)

  • Lake Buena Vista High School, Orlando, Florida (to advise: Leslie Kupetz; main: Guy swenson)

  • Noble high school, Noble, alright (advisor: Tristianne Asbury; director: Steve barrett)

  • Pine View High School, Saint-Georges, UT (advisers: Robert reimer, Valerie Ravitch; main: Mike mees)

  • Shenandoah Valley Junior-Senior High School, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania (to advise: John shoener; main: Stuart Tripler)

The requirements for a school to receive the grant included:

  • Have a faculty member willing to fulfill the duties of the advisor role.

  • Never have created a chapter, or not have had an active chapter in the last 10 years.

  • Be in good standing with their state NFHS association.

  • Currently planning or participating in NFHS State Music Competitions and / or Programs.

  • Plan the development of student leadership.

Learn more about the Tri-M® Music Honor Society at

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle 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 in music and leadership. Since 1985, through more than 8,500 active charter sections and around 92,000 student members, Tri-M has donated more than $ 140,000 as part of the Chapter of the Year scholarships to chapters across the country making a difference in their communities. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education.

The National Association for Music Education, one of the largest arts education organizations in the world, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at local, state and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents and administrators; organizes professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association has supported music teachers at all levels of education for over a century. With tens of thousands of members teaching millions of students across the country, the organization is the national voice for music education in United States.

About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school athletic and artistic activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interschool activities that help students achieve success in their lives. The NFHS sets the direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those overseeing high school activities. Thanks to its 50 associations of member states and the District of Colombia, the NFHS reaches over 19,500 secondary schools and 12 million participants in secondary school activity programs. As the recognized national authority for inter-school activity programs, the NFHS organizes national meetings; sanction interstate events; offers publications and online services for coaches and high school officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music judges; serves as a national source for the training of inter-school coaches; and serves as a national source of information on inter-school activities. For more information, visit the NFHS website at

Media contact

Kristen rencher, National Association for Music Education, 571-323-5898, [email protected]

Catherine hurlburt, National Association for Music Education, 571-323-3395, [email protected]


SOURCE National Association for Music Education

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