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About the USM School of Music

Excellence is the hallmark of the USM School of Music. Located near the coastal and mountain regions of Maine in the heart of Maine's population center, the School of Music is a dynamic hub of artistic and educational activity. Students benefit from having the vibrant greater Portland arts scene at our doorstep, and we've achieved nearly 100% placement of our music education graduates.

As the only School of Music in a public university in New England, we offer a personalized and opportunity-based approach to educating musicians, featuring a faculty of distinguished performers, teachers, scholars, and mentors.

Graduates of the USM School of Music

Our alumni are in positions of music leadership throughout the country. In addition to becoming top-rated professors, many have gone on to sing at world-renowned institutions such as the New York Metropolitan Opera (the Met) and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and become Grammy winners in the instrumentalist category. Many have also attended graduate school at major universities and conservatories, including Yale University, New York University, and the New England Conservatory of Music.

Auditions for: Portland Youth Symphony Orchestras, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and Youth Choirs

USM Youth Ensembles

The USM Youth Ensembles invite young musicians and singers (ages 8-18) to audition for the following ensembles.

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Portland Youth Wind Ensemble
Portland Youth Junior Orchestra
Portland Young Peoples String Consort
Southern Maine Youth Chorale
Southern Maine Children's Choir

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