School of Music

Performance Opportunities for University Students

Performing Ensembles (links to list at the bottom of this page)

Areas of Applied Study and the Faculty (scroll, or click links to instrument families)

Areas of Applied Study with Links to Faculty Biographies


Learn more about studying vocal music at USM.

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Strings, Guitar and Harp

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Piano and Organ

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Music Education:


Jazz Studies:


Music Composition and Theory:

Music Technology:



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 Performing Ensembles:

Large Ensembles

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, Robert Lehmann, conductor
USM Chamber Singers, Robert Russell, conductor
USM Chorale, Robert Russell, conductor
USM Jazz Ensemble, Christopher Oberholtzer, conductor
USM Concert Band
, Peter Martin, conductor
USM Wind Ensemble, Peter Martin, conductor

Small Ensembles and Other Opportunities

Chamber Music (examples: string quartet, brass quintet, tuba and euphonium ensemble, vocal ensembles)
Composers Ensemble, directed by Daniel Sonenberg
Vocal Jazz Ensembles, directed by Taylor O'Donnell
Jazz Combos, directed by jazz faculty
Harp Ensemble, directed by Jara Goodrich
Musical Theatre, directed by Edward Reichert
Percussion Ensemble, directed by Nancy Smith
Opera Workshop, directed by Ellen Chickering
Fully Staged Opera, a quadrennial production with the Department of Theatre

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