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Youngsters in the greater Portland area who are looking for a fun and exciting opportunity to sing in a choral group are encouraged to audition for either of two choruses sponsored by the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music.
Wind Ensemble
The USM Wind Ensemble is an acclaimed collection of students who have established a tradition of performing both classic works and modern experimental combinations.
Laura Kargul
Kargul, USM professor of music and director of keyboard studies, will present two preludes and fugues from Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier,” Book I; Beethoven's “Waldstein Sonata”; and Brahms' “Variations on a Theme by Handel” in a piano concert.
Concert Band
In celebration of autumn and the beginning of the new school year, the USM School of Music invites the community to enjoy this free annual concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Bridget Convey
Cage’s “Sonatas and Interludes” is his most technically complex piece and is widely regarded as his magnum opus. The piece, however, is rarely performed.
Andrew Pelletier
“Andy Pelletier is the perfect example of what kind of transformative experience attending the USM School of Music can be for a talented, motivated student,” said Alan Kaschub, USM School of Music director.
Betty Rines
The USM School of Music will open the fall season with a Faculty Concert Series performance of Maine-ly British Brass: A Tribute to the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the London Brass.
USM School of Music Fall Season
The fall season offers a wide variety of genres that everyone can enjoy, from favored classics to innovative jazz to popular rock to world music.
Corthell Concert Hall
Stephen King’s horror classic, “CARRIE the musical” will get its Maine premiere this November, one of the many highlights of the 2013 fall season of the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music.
Read the article about the USM School of Music involvement in PORTopera's production of La Boheme this summer.

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