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2022–2023 Tri-M® Music Honor Society National and State Chapters of the Year Announced

RESTON, VA (July 20, 2023) – The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announces the 2022–2023 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year. The National Chapter of the Year Program is designed to motivate and reward chapters that perform service projects, encourage Chapter Officers to perform their duties properly, and increase awareness and interest in what other Tri-M® chapters are doing.

The Tri-M® National Chapter of the Year (Junior and Senior) will receive an engraved permanent service plaque along with the Chapter of the Year Scholarship award. Scholarships must be used to fund a professional development activity for the chapter including, but not limited to, clinicians, master classes, field trips, conference travel, or summer music program scholarships. The Senior Division Chapter of the Year received a $1,000 scholarship, and the Junior Division Chapter of the Year received a $800 scholarship. Runners-up also received scholarships for their schools. Tri-M chapters in each of the six NAfME divisions were also recognized as State Chapters of the Year.

National Chapters of the Year:

Senior Division

Chapter of the Year

Pierre TF Riggs – Pierre, South Dakota

Chapter Number 6441

Mackenzie McKeithan Jensen, advisor


First Runner Up

Travis High School – Richmond, Texas

Chapter Number 6864

Sabrina Behrens, advisor


Second Runner Up

Ralston Valley High School – Arvada, Colorado

Chapter Number 9304

Michelle Ewer, advisor


Junior Division

Chapter of the Year

Baseline Middle School – South Haven, Michigan
Chapter Number 7957
Jessica Fiedorowicz, advisor

First Runner Up

Ranney School – Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Chapter Number 4410
John Propper, advisor

Second Runner Up

Owen J. Roberts Middle School – Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Chapter Number 2251
Felicia Nixdorf, advisor

State Chapters of the Year:

Eastern Division


Simsbury High School – Simsbury, Connecticut

Chapter Number 3829

Lisa Abel, advisor



William Penn High School – New Castle, Delaware

Chapter Number 4305

Matthew Haddock, advisor



Canton High School – Canton, Massachusetts

Chapter Number 4088

Catherine Eckersley, advisor


New Hampshire

Goffstown High School – Goffstown, New Hampshire

Chapter Number 6499

Joshua Desrochers, advisor


New Jersey

Ranney School – Tinton Falls, New Jersey

Chapter Number 5275

Dr. Dorothy Sobieski, advisor


New York

Smithtown High School West – Smithtown, New York

Chapter Number 1338

Joseph Cotignola, advisor



Greater Latrobe Senior High School – Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Chapter Number 3634

Ryan Czekaj, advisor


Rhode Island

West Warwick High School – West Warwick, Rhode Island

Chapter Number 1182

Matthew Livesey, advisor



Leland and Gray Middle/High School – Townshend, Vermont

Chapter Number 8020

Rene Bernard, advisor


North Central Division


Plano High School – Plano, Illinois

Chapter Number 6477

Susan Webb, advisor



Shortridge High School – Indianapolis, Indiana

Chapter Number 7396

Katy Blocher, advisor



Bloomfield Hills High School – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Chapter Number 7412

Alan Posner, advisor



Kearney High School – Kearney, Nebraska

Chapter Number 4101

Rick Mitchell, advisor


North Dakota

Williston High School – Williston, North Dakota

Chapter Number 8150

Katie Rooke, advisor



Jackson High School – Massillon, Ohio

Chapter Number 2973

Michele Monigold, advisor


Northwest Division


Parkrose High School – Portland, Oregon

Chapter Number 3814

Lesley Bossert, advisor


Southern Division


Auburn High School – Auburn, Alabama

Chapter Number 8281

Deanna Marshall, advisor



Freedom High School – Orlando, Florida

Chapter Number 4762

Suzanne Vascik, advisor



Greenbrier High School – Evans, Georgia

Chapter Number 5799

Herbert Rutledge Boykin, advisor



Ursuline Academy of New Orleans – New Orleans, Louisiana

Chapter Number 1186

Helen H. Myers, advisor


South Carolina

Allegro Charter School of Music – North Charleston, South Carolina

Chapter Number 8885

Anna Baumgaertner and Tom Bandiera, advisors



White House Heritage High School – White House, Tennessee

Chapter Number 8581

Rebecca Pal, advisor



Meridian High School – Falls Church, Virginia

Chapter Number 8918

Mary Jo West, advisor


Southwestern Division


Newton High School – Newton, Kansas

Chapter Number 3752

Amy Ives, advisor



Notre Dame de Sion High School – Kansas City, Missouri

Chapter Number 6565

Elizabeth Mulkey, advisor



Miami High School – Miami, Oklahoma

Chapter Number 9299

Austin Morris, advisor


Western Division


Mission Oak High School – Tulare, California

Chapter Number 9170

Calvin Carr, advisor

The Tri-M® Music Honor Society 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. Since 1985, through more than 9,000 chartered chapters and approximately 80,000 student members annually, Tri-M® has given more than $140,000 in Chapter of the Year Scholarship Awards 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 (NAfME) is a collaborative community that supports music educators and advocates for equitable access to music education. The only association that addresses all aspects of music education, NAfME, together with its affiliated state music education associations, advocates at the national, state, and local levels and provides resources and opportunities for teachers, students, parents, and administrators. Founded in 1907 and representing more than 53,000 members teaching millions of students, NAfME advances the music education profession and promotes lifelong experiences in music.

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