Tri-M music honor society logo

Purpose The communities to be served within the NAfME Music Honor Society Advisory Council are fundamentally associated with a program of activities and membership in a manner unlike the other councils and societies. A programmatic structure is the best way to promote lifelong engagement with the Association and music education. NAfME Advisory Councils will provide expert, committed, representative leadership in supporting program efforts for pre-college student activities.

Mission To recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and provide leadership opportunities. (October 2011)

Goals      The Committee goals are a mutual and collaborative process among the NEB, National President, Chair, and Society and Council members. Goals for any time period should be consistent with the Association’s priorities as stated in the Strategic Plan and other board documents or statements. They must also be within the limits of the operating budget of the Association. Generally, the Chair and committee members will help the Association:

  • Act as a conduit for information to and from the board with regard to the interests and concerns of a defined group of members and, in doing so, foster and encourage membership among that group;
  • Increase involvement & enthusiasm for the Association among the relevant group of members and other constituents with like interests who may not be members;
  • Identify member volunteers.
Tim Lautzenheiser headshot

Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser began his teaching career at Northern Michigan University. He then moved to the University of Missouri, and from there to New Mexico State University. During that time, Tim developed highly acclaimed groups in both instrumental and vocal music.

Following his tenure in the college band directing world, he spent three years with McCormick’s Enterprises working as Executive Director of Bands of America. In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for teacher inservice workshops, student leadership seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of effective leadership training.

Council Members

Tim Lautzenheiser, Chair
Conn-Selmer, Inc.
Vice President of Education
Hannah E. Cole (2023-2024) Co-Chair Elect
Director of Bands, K-12 Music Department Coordinator 
Coventry High School 
Coventry, Connecticut
Kimberly Zimmerman (2023-2024) Co-Chair Elect
Swansboro High School
Swansboro, North Carolina
James Pecsok (2022-2024), Eastern Division Representative
Band Director
Bellows Falls Union High School
Westminster, Vermont
Jessica Fiedorowicz (2023-2025) North Central Division Representative
Director of Orchestras
South Haven Public Schools
South Haven, Michigan
Lesley Ann Bossert (2022-2024), Northwest Division Representative
Parkrose HS Tri-M Music Honor Society Advisor      
 Parkrose High School -Retired choir director
Portland, Oregon
Anna Laura Williams  (2023-2025) Southern Division Representative
Shelly Cole (2023-2024), Southwestern Division Representative
Director of Choirs
Piper High School
Kansas City, Kansas
Troy Trimble (2023-2025) Western Division Representative
Instrumental Music Director
Fullerton Union High School
Fullerton, California
Tina Bennett (2023-2024) Member-At-Large Representative
Vocal Music
PMEA -Past State President , Retired -Clarion-Limestone High School
Clarion, Pennsylvania
Michelle Ewer (2023-2024) Member-At-Large Representative
Tri-M Chair
Jefferson County Schools
Denver, Colorado
Anne Dawson
National Executive Board Liaison
Oklahoma City, Missouri
Rebecca Pourbaugh, Staff Liaison
Senior Manager of Member and Student Programs
What does Tri-M mean to you? Tri-M Alumnus Madelynn W.
Messiah University. Learn more. Earn your master's in music conducting or music education. Online. Flexible. Affordable.
Gator Cases new Largo series. Image of high school girl sitting next to music cases in front of green lockers.