School of Music
The program ncludes R.B. Hall’s “New Colonial March,” Clare Grundman’s “Music for a Carnival,” John Philip Sousa’s march, “The Liberty Bell,” and selections from “The Music Man” including “Till There Was You,” “Marian the Librarian,” and the perennial favorite, “76 Trombones.” The USM Concert Band also will treat the audience to Giacomo Puccini’s march, “Scossa Elettrica,” (The Electric Shock) and Alex Shapiro’s “Tight Squeeze,” which Martin says is an unexpected and especially unique selection for the concert band.
The popular Faculty Concert Series will open the fall season later this month with a trio of celebrated Maine-based musicians: Anastasia Antonacos, USM artist faculty in piano, Ben Noyes, cello, and Patrick Doane, violin.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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.
Celebrating excellence in undergraduate music performance, the USM School of Music will present its 37th Annual Honors Recital next week on the Gorham campus.
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.
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.
2015 Anniversary Scholarship Gala
Click the link to visit the 25th Anniversary Scholarship Gala website where you can learn more about the event, preview the auction and raffle gifts, and purchase your tickets.