School of Music
USM Chamber Singers, music students, faculty selected to present and perform at 2017 Eastern Division Conference
The USM School of Music will be well-represented at this year’s Eastern Division Conference. The USM Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Dosman, have been selected to perform at the 55th National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference from April 5-8 in Atlantic City, NJ. School of Music faculty Dr. Michele Kaschub has also been selected to present eight workshops at the conference, three of which will prominently feature undergraduate students at USM.
"Fables and Story Telling" - USM Wind Ensemble, More Than a Musical Experience
The USM Wind Ensemble will explore music from the last one hundred years showcasing the abilities of our top performers in the School of Music through chamber music repertoire.
USM’s 'Merry Wives of Windsor' draws praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer
The USM-produced opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," drew praise in a March 5 review by the Portland Press Herald's Allan Kozinn.
March 17 - Scenes from New England: Music and Texts by New England Composers and Poets
Voice Artist Faculty members Elisabeth Marshall and Scott Wheatley, with Bridget Convey on piano, present a dramatic and emotional musical program of poems and stories from Maine and New England
USM’s "Merry Wives of Windsor" Puts the Women in Control
Opening on Friday, March 3, and running through Sunday, March 12, the USM School of Music and Department of Theatre join forces in Nicolai’s fully-staged comic opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor."
Faculty Concert Series: Portland Brass Quintet
The Portland Brass Quintet is regularly heard throughout southern and central Maine. Hear them on February 3 at Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham campus.
Valentine's Day with Lantz and Kargul: Victorian Passions
Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will present another of their popular Valentine’s Day concerts at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m.
USM School of Music Announces Spring 2017 Concert Season
The USM School of Music has announced its spring calendar including a full slate of diverse performances featuring faculty-led student ensembles, faculty concerts, USM’s quadrennial opera, the world premiere of an interdisciplinary collaboration, an award-winning visiting artist’s concerto premiere with the USM Concert Band and more.
USM School of Music voice faculty Elisabeth Marshall '02 awarded citation from The American Prize
On December 7, Elisabeth Marshall ‘02 was awarded a Special Citation from The American Prize Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award in Vocal Performance (women in art song and oratorio, professional division), for "Outstanding Performance in Music before 1800."
USM School of Music announces a $600,000 gift at President's 'Coming Home' Scholarship Gala
At the Dec. 2 President's Scholarship Gala, Reid Crewe, Director of Grants at the Bob Crewe Foundation, announced a gift of $500,000 in scholarship support for the School of Music and was quickly followed by Daniel Crewe's announcement of his personal commitment of $100,000, also for scholarships. These transformational gifts to support scholarships added to a record-breaking scholarship round held that evening and USM's recent Day of Giving, which raised nearly $1.5M for student scholarships.