Tri-M Music Honor Society, formerly known as Modern Music Masters, is a high school and middle school music honor society and is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements and to provide leadership and service opportunities to young musicians. Each school has its own chapter, which is run by the students but supervised by an advisor or sponsor, usually a school teacher. There are approximately 6200 participating chapters in several countries.

To be eligible for membership, a student must maintain an A average in their music classes, a C average in all of their academic courses, be presently enrolled in a music course at their school, and be recommended for membership by their school’s music faculty.

Tri-M was founded in 1936 by Alexander Harley and his wife, Frances.



In 2019, the West Music Mentorship program was founded and is designed to bridge the gap between middle and high school while encouraging students to continue with music. West musicians visit the bands of feeder middle schools to teach students about advanced techniques and better prepare them for the future. It acts as a branch to Tri-M National Music Honors Society.


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