School of Music
The USM Youth Ensembles invite young instrumentalists and singers (ages 8-18) to audition. The USM Youth Ensembles include: the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, the Portland Youth Junior Orchestra, the Portland Young People's String Consort, the Southern Maine Youth Chorale and the Southern Maine Children’s Choir.
Eleven top musicians have been chosen to perform in the University of Southern Maine School of Music's 2016 Honors Recital on Saturday evening.
Musical Theatre Performance is the confluence of vocal technique, acting, and the marrying of melody with accompaniment. This Master Class/Workshop will focus on the various aspects of performance with an eye towards text analysis, acting, and auditioning.
The USM Department of Theatre and School of Music present a full lineup of events for April and May.
On Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. the USM Concert Band, conducted by Alan Kaschub, will recall the great American classic, "Moby Dick" in their spring concert, plus music by Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, and Gordon Jacob. A seven-trumpet ensemble and a nine-piece wind ensemble will also perform. McCormack Performing Arts Center, at Gorham High School.
On April 8 at 8 p.m., at Westbrook Performing Arts Center, the USM School of Music will present the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehmann in a concert featuring Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9 'Choral.'"
The USM School of Music is marking the retirement of two extraordinary conductors, Peter Martin and Robert Russell. They’ll be joined on the grand stage by more than 200 grateful alumni from across the country.
The USM Department of Theatre and the USM School of Music co-present this musical theatre production, Reefer Madness, Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 20.
On Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m., the USM School of Music presents performances featuring students pursuing master degrees in music, as well as several alumni performers, representing a variety of musical styles.
The USM School of Music presents faculty member and Portland Symphony Orchestra principal horn John Boden in a program featuring the best solo works for horn by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), including the wonderful Sonata for Four Horns (1952).