TRI-M Music Honor Society Application

Full Name_______________________________________________________ Grade ________________

Parent/Guardian Name___________________________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________________________

Email ______________________________________________ Phone _____________________________

Member of: (check all that apply) ___ Band ___ Orchestra ___ Chorus ___ Guitar Ensemble

Instrument(s) or Voice Part ________________________________________

Are you considering teaching music as a career? ___ Yes ___ No

I understand that the criterion for Tri-M candidate consideration includes:

Participation in a music class both semesters of each school year

Participation in an honors music class (if applicable)

A 4.0 average in all music classes

A 3.0 average in all academic classes

Participation in (or audition for) approved extra-curricular music ensembles

Exhibition of character traits that demonstrate service, leadership, and cooperation

A performance in the Tri-M induction ceremony

$15 Application Fee (make checks out to APAB)

I agree to maintain these national criteria, and any other criteria that the chapter determines appropriate, and I understand that my membership may be terminated if any of these criteria are not maintained.

I understand that my acceptance as a member of the Tri-M Chapter of Apex High School is subject to:

Completion and return of this form to my music teacher by the due date

Acquiring all required Tri-M signatures

Completion of the recommendation form (from an academic teacher) and required essay

Signature of Applicant ___________________________________________ Date __________________

Signature of Parent ______________________________________________ Date __________________

Application must include

(1) Recommendation form

SPAN printout of previous year’s and current year’s grades

Two to four paragraph essay, describing o Why you want to be a member of Tri-M

o Elements of character, leadership, and service that you have demonstrated in your musical discipline

Application due date ______________

Induction ceremony and recital __________________

Application for Tri-M Music Honor Society Reference Form

Student Name ___________________________________ Nomination Area ________________________

Referee Name __________________________________________________________________________

Relationship to Student ___________________________________________________________________

Subjects you have taught this nominee or areas that you have worked with this nominee:

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How long have you known this student? _____________________________________________________

Circle the numbers that indicate your perception of the student.

5 = superior 4 = very good 3 = good 2 = acceptable 1 = poor

  1. Exhibits a high level of interest and commitment to music. 1 2 3 4 5
  2. Exhibits a high level of musical ability. 1 2 3 4 5
  3. Shows inquisitiveness, and is open to new ideas and challenges. 1 2 3 4 5
  4. Exhibits the ability to synthesize ideas. 1 2 3 4 5
  5. Exhibits the ability to grasp underlying principals. 1 2 3 4 5
  6. Exhibits the capacity to examine multiple ideas and/or solutions relating to problems and/or

equations. 1 2 3 4 5

  1. Has the ability to work on a task independently, and to commit for an extended period of time.

1 2 3 4 5

  1. Has the ability to set goals and evaluate progress in accomplishing tasks. 1 2 3 4 5
  2. Exhibits work of high quality. 1 2 3 4 5

Please give specific details or examples related to the following questions. We are interested in the nominee’s character traits that demonstrate service, leadership, and cooperation.

What do you consider the student’s particular strengths, weaknesses, and potential as a student?

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(Over)

To what degree does the student demonstrate service, leadership, and cooperation?

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What is the student’s attitude toward peers, teachers, and others?

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How would you evaluate this student’s stability, character, and maturity?

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Our Director, Heather Copley

Heather Copley has been the director at Apex High School for 19 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Voice from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Each year Mrs. Copley is the Music Director for the Apex Fine Arts Department's Musical Productions and is the advisor to the Apex High School Tri-M Honor Music Society. She is also a member of NCMEA, MENC, and ACDA.  Mrs. Copley serves as member at large on the NCMEA High School Chorus Executive Board.

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