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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.
Read the article by Leah Mills about music alum, Nick Wallace, and his work on a magnificent Hook and Hastings organ that he helped to move from Portland to New York.
Maine Music Educators Association
The USM School of Music is proud to host the Maine Music Educators Association and hundreds of student musicians from all over Maine who have been selected to perform in the MMEA All State Music Festival from May 16 to 18 on the USM Gorham campus.
USM Jazz Ensemble
The USM Jazz Ensemble performs a variety of big band repertoire from both the Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Come and enjoy this "Battle of the Bands." Directed by Chris Oberholtzer.
Bruce Fithian
The Fithian Festival concert will take place on May 4 at 8 p.m. at Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus. The vocal concert will include compositions by Bruce Fithian, a performance by the St. Mary's Schola, several alumni students who have succeeded in opera, and the USM Chamber Singers. Admission is free.
Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
For this 8 p.m. concert that happens only once every other year, student ensembles are recommended by their faculty advisor, and then chosen by audition for this public performance. Student performers include Will Bristol, Mark Rossnagel, Dalton Ringey, Beth Spelter, Allie Macisso, Ben Fox, Kate Bernier, Libby Perry Bowder, James Brown, Jeremy Binette, Jeffry Mosher, Aaron Pettingill, Samuel Schuth, Roy MacNeil and Shannon Allen.
University Chorale
In a 5 p.m. public concert, Robert Russell conducts the University Chorale in a 40-minute work that gives a human voice to victims of the Holocaust through a cycle of songs and spoken prose written by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. After intermission the Chorale performs Rutter's sublime and lyrical Requiem, a work of deep beauty and rich insight, that sets the traditional liturgical text with English texts interspersed.

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