Nebraska Tri-M Music Honor Society

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a national program of NAfME, focusing on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. There are over 1,900 chapters across 50 states, involving more than 75,000 students in grades 6-12. Besides shining a bright light on their school's music programs, these future leaders contribute more than 750,000 service hours in their local communities.

For more information about how you can become involved in the Nebraska society, please contact Membership Director Kayla Nilson. 


Having a Tri-M Chapter in your school will:

  • Recognize the outstanding music students in your school and the importance of music education in shaping the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Highlight your music program and make an impact in your community through public performances and service projects.
  • Motivate students to take on leadership roles within the chapter and develop key skills for future success.

Starting a chapter is easy and only takes 3 steps:

  1. Select a Chapter Advisor
  2. Complete a new chapter membership form and submit the $100.00 activation fee
  3. Receive a certificate and welcome packet with everything you need to get started!

For more information on Tri-M Music Honor Society, visit


For the third year in a row, the Tri-M Music Honor Society is partnering with the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) to raise awareness of the Tri-M program and recruit new chapters. NFHS is providing $1,000 in grants to sponsor 10 new Tri-M chapters during the 2021-2022 academic year. This grant opportunity is based on the impact a chapter will have on the students, school, and community. Other requirements include:

  1. Have a willing faculty member able to fulfill the duties of the Advisor role.
  2. Have never chartered a chapter, or not have had an active chapter in the past 10 years.
  3. Be in good standing with their NFHS state association.
  4. Plan to or currently participate in NFHS state music contests and/or programs.
  5. Plan for student leadership development.

Nominations will conclude on November 12, 2021. Click the link below for more information and to apply!

Apply for the NFHS Tri-M Grant



The 2021 Tri-M Symposium will be on Wednesday, November 17 at the Cornhusker Hotel in downtown Lincoln. You can view the schedule in more detail by downloading it here. The schedule is subject to change.

9:45 AM Check-in by Tri-M Advisor
10-10:40 AM

Keynote: "Because of Music I CAN!"

Stacie Blackmore

10:50-11:35 AM SESSIONS

Social Emotional Learning - in the Music Classroom?

Glenn Nierman


Elemental Play in a "FUN"-damental Way

Michael Stinman

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM LUNCH
12:30-1:15 PM



Social Emotional Learning - in the Music Classroom?

Glenn Nierman


Elemental Play in a "FUN"-damental Way

Michael Stinman

1:20-2 PM Chapter Mixer & Poster Presentations



Registration for the 2021 Tri-M Symposium will open on September 15 and close on November 1 at 11:59 PM (CST). Information about registration will be sent directly to chapter advisors.