Heights Arts hosts music honor society
Heights Arts will host the Second Annual Tri-M Benefit Recital on April 13, starting at 7 p.m., in its gallery at 2175 Lee Road. The event will feature the talents of Cleveland Heights High School’s Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter. The 16 members will perform a varied program of light classical and popular music selections, and guests can also enjoy bake sale items throughout the program. The event is free, but goodwill donations will be appreciated.
Tri-M is a national musical honor society under the auspices of the National Association for Music Education and Heights High’s chapter is open to eligible high school juniors and seniors. All inductees must be exemplary and dedicated performers of instrumental or vocal music, and must also demonstrate leadership, scholarship and willingness to serve their community.
“We believe that music has the incredible capacity to bring people together within the community,” said Callie Swaim-Fox, a member of Heights High’s chapter.
“Through Tri-M, these high-achieving student musicians can connect to other like-minded peers for their own personal enjoyment while also serving a greater good,” said Dan Heim, chapter advisor and Heights High Orchestra director.
Heights Arts recognizes that the Heights area is rich with artists, educators and others who make their livelihood in the performing or visual arts. As a multi-disciplinary arts organization, its mission is to tap into the potential of creative residents to enrich community life, and this partnership with the Tri-M Music Honor Society exemplifies its mission in action. Recalling the first Tri-M benefit recital, in April 2015, Heights Arts Board President Greg Donley said, “It was a classic example of one of the things Heights Arts does so well: bringing together artists and audiences in unexpected ways, right there in the middle of the neighborhood."
Proceeds from the recital will directly benefit future Tri-M ceremonies and community events.
Christina Wynne is a junior at Cleveland Heights High School, and a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She performs as principal violist of the Heights High Symphony and as a tenor saxophonist in the Jazz Ensemble.