School of Music
USM School of Music Partners with Maine Music & Health to Present Second Annual Creative Health Conference
The second annual Creative Health conference is open to students, healthcare professionals, therapists, caregivers, and self-advocates. Presenters are certified art, dance, and music therapists who will share their work, research, and philosophies about the creative arts therapies in a variety of populations: trauma, dementia, brain injury, oncology, and depression, and more. The conference is Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., held in Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus.
USM Chamber Singers to Embark on Sixth European Tour
The trip, taking place from May 12-May 21, will include concert performances in Croatia and Slovenia. The USM Chamber Singers made their first European tour in 1999; the group has performed in Austria, France, Italy, Spain, the U.K., the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.
USM School of Music Senior Wins Top Prize in Bay Chamber Concerts Young Stars of Maine Competition
Aaren Rivard, tenor, a senior Voice Performance major at the USM School of Music, has been awarded the Eleanor Erdman and Diane Nixon Vocal Excellence Prize.
Composer Daniel Sonenberg to Present World Premiere at Concert of New Chamber Music
"Since early 2011, I have kept three different strands of musical activity going, two of which -- my opera, "The Summer King," and my rock output with the band Lovers of Fiction and as a solo artist -- have had more focused public exposure than the third, my chamber music." - Daniel Sonenberg
USM School of Music Alumni Composers Return for Anniversary Concert
The USM Composers Ensemble celebrates 10 years of innovation this month with an anniversary concert, featuring world premieres by USM undergraduates and ten alumni commissions.
USM School of Music Student and Alumni To Perform in Portland Symphony Orchestra Opera
Aaren Rivard, George Eisenhauer ’14, and Nathaniel Menifield ’09, each will perform in the Portland Symphony Orchestra's Dialogues of the Carmelites on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Jobey Wilson, Tuba, Featured in USM Faculty Concert Series
Wilson’s program will include a variety of styles and works ranging from standard staples of the tuba repertoire, back to the cello music of J. S. Bach, and forward to the world premiere of a grand opus for tuba and electric guitar.
Maine Premiere of "Catch Me If You Can" the Musical Presented by USM School of Music and Department of Theatre
The fast-paced musical features a score of infectious, hard-driving jazz and glorious big-band sound by the dream team behind the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray,” and NBC’s musical drama, “Smash.”
USM School of Music To Present Free Master Class with Internationally Acclaimed Violinist Ray Chen
Award-winning violinist Ray Chen has received international praise and is known for uncompromising rhythmic integrity, rock-solid technique and lush sound.
Pianist Laura Kargul and Violinist Ronald Lantz Present Annual Valentine’s Day Concert
“Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: The Secret Loves of the Great Romantics” is co-presented by the USM School of Music and The Lark Society on Sunday, February 15 at 2 p.m., at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland.