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University of Southern Maine, USM, School of Music Mostly Bach
The USM School of Music, under the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, will be well represented at the upcoming “Mostly Bach Festival,” presented Aug. 23-24 in North Conway, N.H., sponsored by White Mountain Musical Arts.
USM University of Southern Maine "The Summer King" Sonenberg
“The Summer King: An Opera on the Life of Josh Gibson” will be presented on MPBN’s show, “Maine Stage,” at 8-11 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6. It can be heard on radio or streamed live here: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/mpbc/ppr/index.shtml
USM School of Music
The fall 2014 season will feature the popular Faculty Concert Series; a concert production of the Tony Award-winning "Spring Awakening"; USM Youth Ensembles; undergraduate and graduate student ensembles; and the 24th Annual Scholarship Gala, More Than a Little Night Music.
USM Choral Youth Ensembles
The concert will include the Southern Maine Youth Chorale, conducted by Shannon Chase, and the Southern Maine Children’s Choir, conducted by Paul McGovern. Each group will perform a lively program of spirited and inspiring pieces.
USM, University of Southern Maine, Creative Health, Kate Beever
With the support of the USM School of Music, Kate Beever, board-certified music therapist, USM graduate and prominent percussionist and keyboardist, is organizing a conference titled, “Creative Health: Conference for Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers,” scheduled for Saturday, May 31, at USM.
37th Annual Honors Recital
Celebrating excellence in undergraduate music performance, the USM School of Music will present its 37th Annual Honors Recital next week on the Gorham campus.
USM Opera Costume Collection
The men’s and women’s costumes, designed and created by Boston fashion professional Helen H. Friedman, includes full sets of costumes for such productions as “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” “Lady in the Dark,” “The Mikado,” “The Pirates of Penzance” and other Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
Merrill Auditorium
The School of Music is known for presenting several concerts in Portland each season, in addition to a busy schedule of concerts, master classes and special events on the USM Gorham campus and numerous venues in Gorham.
USM Youth Ensembles
The USM Youth Ensembles will welcome Norman Huynh, assistant conductor and community liaison of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, as guest conductor of the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and also will celebrate the 25th anniversary year of the Portland Young People’s String Consort.
Robert Lehmann, violin
As the final presentation of the 2013-2014 Faculty Concert Series, Lehmann’s concert offers a vibrant program, opening with Beethoven’s “Spring” and closing with Schubert’s “Trout Quintet,” a piece known for its vitality and lightness.

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Auditions for Community Area Musicians

Youth vocalists, Southern Maine Children's Choir and Southern Maine Youth Chorale will hold auditions on Wednesday, September 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Schedule online.

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