School of Music

Southern Maine Music Academy (SoMMA)

SoMMA is for incoming 9th graders to outgoing 12th graders
Directed by Benjamin Potvin

Southern Maine Music Academy

This exciting, yet demanding, nine-day program gives high school musicians the opportunity for musical development through intensive group and individualized instruction provided by qualified staff and professional musicians. All academy members will participate in concert band, instrument sectionals and small ensembles daily. Students may also audition for jazz band. Academy members will enjoy free concerts performed by professional musicians and nonmusical recreational activities.

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Southern Maine Music Academy

The Southern Maine Music Academy (SoMMA) has an established reputation as one of New England's premier summer instrumental music camps. 

          Applicants should play one of the following instruments:
flute oboe
clarinet / bass clarinet
saxophone french horn
trumpet baritone / euphonium
trombone tuba
percussion / drum set harp
* guitar / bass

* Guitarists, bassists, and pianists should also play a wind or percussion instrument. Guitar, bass, and piano players are needed in the Jazz Band portion of the Academy and auditions will be held for those instruments.

Instrumentation is limited, so placement will be made on a first-served basis.


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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