School of Music


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.

The Maine Bones Reunite for USM School of Music Concert

The original returning members include Scott Reeves and Mark Manduca on trombone, with Janet Reeves, piano; Jim Lyden, bass; and Les Harris Jr., drums. Christopher Oberholtzer and Thomas Michaud will join the trombone section to round out the group.

USM School of Music Students Share the Warmth of Holiday Spirit at Maine Medical Center

In the middle of the Fall 2014 finals week, University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music students took time to provide a charitable performance at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

USM School of Music to Hold 24th Annual Scholarship Gala

The grand centerpiece concert will feature the USM Jazz Ensemble, USM Wind Ensemble, USM Chamber Singers, students majoring in Voice Performance singing opera and students majoring in Piano Performance providing accompaniment. The USM String Quartet will perform Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik,” which translates to “A Little Night Music.”

Local Students to Perform in USM Youth Ensembles Fall Choral Concert

The concert will include the Southern Maine Youth Chorale (SMYC), conducted by Rebecca Green, and the Southern Maine Children’s Choir (SMCC), conducted by Paul McGovern.

USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble Presents Concert of Original Works

The USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble performs together just once every two years. The ensemble noted that grandfathers, and grandmothers alike, are more than welcome to attend the concert.

USM Youth Ensembles to Perform Fall Instrumental Concert at Merrill Auditorium

The Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann, will conclude the concert with two works based on some of the most well known literature of all time: William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”

“Spring Awakening,” Winner of Eight Tony Awards, Goes Unplugged on the USM School of Music Concert Hall Stage

Featuring an electrifying score, this groundbreaking rock musical exudes a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget!

Acclaimed Pianist Laura Kargul Celebrates 25 Years at USM with Concert

Kargul will celebrate her teaching career and the legacy of the USM piano program with a concert of Schubert, Brahms and Liszt next month at Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. The concert is sponsored by Dr. Dahlia and Arthur L. Handman.

Portland-Based Composer Dan Sonenberg Releases New Album, "Peaks Island Ferry"

Resident Composer Daniel Sonenberg has released a new album, Peaks Island Ferry.