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What is Tri-M?

Tri-M® Music Honor Society, formerly known as Modern Music Masters,  is sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. Tri-M® Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle level 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 inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.

CHS Tri-M Chapter #3588
Mrs. Santo - Co-Advisor and State Tri-M Chair

Mr. Feroce - Co-Advisor

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  • There are more than 5,500 of Tri-M chapters worldwide.

  • There are many parallels between Tri-M and the National Honor Society.

  • Tri-M gives national recognition to our finest music students, rewarding their academic  and musical achievements.

  • Tri-M encourages community service, student leadership, and more performance  opportunities.

  • Founded in 1936, Tri-M has a long-standing tradition and a solid foundation.

  • A Tri-M chapter at Cumberland High School is positive addition to our comprehensive and  high-quality music program.​

Are you eligible?

Candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • Music Participation

    • Candidates must be enrolled in a music class for at least one semester of the current school year at Cumberland High School

  • Academic Achievement

    • Candidates must have maintained for the previous semester at least an A average in all music classes.

    • Candidates must maintain a B average in all other academic subjects.

  • Members must exhibit leadership, service, and character in their activities while at Cumberland High School;

  • Members must be in good standing within their ensemble, and with all teachers, and administrators.

Graduation Honors

To graduate with Tri-M Honors and earn the right to wear graduation regalia, a member must remain in good standing and be an active member until the graduation date.  

  • Pink Music Honors Chord - All Active Tri-M Graduates

  • Officer Graduation Stole - Presented to Senior Tri-M Officers who have been active members for their senior and junior years, and have successfully completed the requirements and duties of their office.

  • Octave Medallion - Active Tri-M Graduates who have completed eight (8) semesters of music enrollment during their high school career, and maintained active membership their junior and senior Years. (chorus and band cannot make up all eight semesters. There must be additional music coursework)

  • Alumni Membership Card: All students who are active members upon graduation will receive their Tri-M Alumni Membership Card.
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