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A Select Group of Viewpoint's Upper School Students Inducted into the Prestigious Tri-M Music Honor Society
A Select Group of Viewpoint's Upper School Students Inducted into the Prestigious Tri-M Music Honor Society

Each year, a distinguished group of Upper School students at Viewpoint earn national recognition for their outstanding musical and academic accomplishments. In December 2023, 16 juniors and seniors were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society program by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). This prestigious program is dedicated to cultivating future leaders in music education and advocacy, with Tri-M being the sole music honor society for middle and high school students nationwide. The accomplished students who were honored include:

  • Shawn Ching ‘25

  • Lily Davis ‘25

  • Oluyeni (Yeni) Denloye ‘24

  • Mandy Hill ‘25

  • Nelson Hu ‘25

  • Zooey Jeong ‘25

  • Violet Kaltman ‘24

  • Shoshana Lindon ‘25

  • Siyuan Liu ‘24

  • Amelia Newman ‘25

  • Mikayla Sagerman ‘25

  • Lina Saley ‘25

  • Kaelin Schetter ‘25

  • Gracie Wilkins ‘24

  • Natalie Yerelekian ‘25

  • Maryn Yokoyama ‘25

"Each year, our auditions for new society members provide a valuable opportunity for students to assess their musical progress across three segments: sight reading, technical elements like scales and arpeggios, and a chosen solo piece. It's a comprehensive measure of their growth and proficiency," said Bill Brendle, Advisor for Viewpoint’s Music Honor Society Chapter. 

Yet, the program's requirements extend beyond musical talent alone. Students are also expected to showcase excellence in academics and active participation in community service. According to the NafME, student members across the nation collectively contribute over 750,000 service hours to their school and local communities annually, raising nearly $1 million for causes close to their hearts.

“It’s supposed to be very student-centric and student-driven. I encourage them to organize various initiatives, not limited to musical events. It could involve community drives such as fundraisers, food drives, or clothing drives,” said Brendle.

Among the 16 students welcomed into the program, a significant majority were juniors. Brendle highlighted the importance of applying before the senior year, citing the program's competitiveness.

"I'm pleased with the number of junior applicants because it provides them with an additional opportunity if they aren't accepted initially. This gives them a chance to collaborate with their teachers on areas that need improvement, and I strongly encourage them to take advantage of that," Brendle expressed.

Congratulations once again to all of our students who have earned their place in the Tri-M Music Honor Society! For those interested, more information on the program can be found here.

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