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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 is a vibrant hub of artistic and educational activity. As the only School of Music in a public university in New England, we have linked the best aspects of a comprehensive school with a personalized and opportunity-based approach to educating 21st-century musicians. Students benefit from having the vibrant greater Portland arts scene at our doorstep.

News & Events

Taylor O'Donnell
The University of Southern Maine School of Music presents the second faculty concert of the season. Featured jazz vocalist, Taylor O’Donnell will be backed by the USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble, with Barry Saunders, saxophones; Chris Oberholtzer, trombone; Chris Klaxton, trumpet/piano; Gary Wittner, guitar; Bronek Suchanek, bass; and Less Harris Jr., drums.
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
The University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music fall 2015 season is brimming with audience favorites such as the Faculty Concert Series, USM Youth Ensembles, undergraduate and graduate student ensembles, as well as acclaimed visiting artists, the 25th Annual Scholarship Gala, and an award winning musical theatre favorite.
Brian Diehl, USM School of Music Artist Faculty in trombone and euphonium
"Mackey's music is very popular these days, and this work is no exception. It's a wonderful piece for trombone and winds and percussion," said Diehl.
October 16, 2015
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
October 17, 2015
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
MainStage at Russell Hall
October 18, 2015
2:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham
October 18, 2015
5:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
October 23, 2015
8:00 PM
All performances take place at Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham

2015 Anniversary Scholarship Gala

USM School of Music Apparel

USM School of Music Clothing

Back by popular demand, it's the USM School of Music hoodies ($31.99), Tee shirts ($12.99) and Decals ($4.50). Available at the USM Bookstore on the Portland campus, but if you can't make it to Portland, order them on the phone and the Bookstore will have them delivered to Corthell Hall on the Gorham campus. Start the semester in style showing your support for the USM School of Music!

Rehearsal Notice

Due to the heavy rains in the area, USM will close for the day effective immediately.  ALL afternoon classes - anything scheduled to start at 12:30 pm or later - and evening classes for Wednesday, September 30, are cancelled.

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