School of Music

Aaron Pettengill senior violin recital

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 26, 2013, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5142
Contact Email:

Aaron PettengillThe USM School of Music presents Aaron Pettengill in his senior violin recital on Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Aaron began playing the violin in third grade after seeing an orchestra perform at his school. Since then, he has devoted his life to music. Before graduating high school, he became the concertmaster of the Portland Youth Symphony and the Maine All-State Orchestra. Last year he was one of three winners of the University of Southern Maine Concerto Competition and the Composition Competition. He has also won the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Young Composers Competition.

Currently, he plays in the first violin section of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. His past teachers have included Anne Wilkinson, Deirdre Oehrtmann and Ronald Lantz. He has spent his four years at USM studying with Robert Lehmann.


Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

Auditions for Community Area Musicians

Youth vocalists, Southern Maine Children's Choir (treble voices grades 4 and up) and Southern Maine Youth Chorale (middle/high school mixed voices) will hold auditions on Wednesday, September 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Schedule online.

Adult musicians, Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. More information.

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