School of Music

Samba at USM!

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7:30 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5555
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Samba at USMVisiting professor Philip Galinsky, Ph.D. (ethnomusicology) will lead a 90 minute performance workshop that will provide USM students with a unique opportunity to experience samba through performing it under the supervision of an expert on Brazilian music.This workshop is free and open to the public. Participation is open to USM students who attend.

Galinsky is the director of the well-known New York City group Samba New York!, which has performed on the Dr. Oz Show and the Today Show, among other venues. He has been traveling to Brazil for twenty years, as a researcher and performer, and leader of study abroad trips.

USM's Samba in Rio course is being offered in February 2014 by USM International Programs and led by Dr. Galinsky and USM's musicologist, Paul Christiansen. For more information about the winter course, visit:


Watch this video preview, then come on Thursday night for a taste of Samba right here at USM!