School of Music

USM Alumnus Andrew Pelletier - Grammy Award Winner, International Soloist, Principal Horn, Michigan Opera Theatre and Ann Arbor Symphony. "USM was my first choice. It was the right choice."
Andrew Pelletier, horn
USM Alumnus Brian Graham, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Co-Founder of the Fogcutters, Co-Creator of the Big Band Syndrome, Sly-Chi. "USM was my first choice. USM was the right choice."
Brian Graham
USM Alumna Elizabeth Bacura, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education, Eastman School of Music. "USM was my first choice. USM was the right choice."
Elizabeth Bacura
USM Alumna Megan Marino - Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera and more. "USM was my first choice. It was the right choice."
Megan Marino
USM Alumna Jennifer DeDominici, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Opera Fort Collins, 2013 Marlowe Awards, Henry Award, True West Award, BroadwayWorld.com Award. "USM was the right choice for me."
Jennifer DeDominici
Jason Plourde, USM Alumnus, New York City Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Caramoor International Music Festival, Sarasota Opera and more. "USM was my first choice. USM was the right choice."
Jason Plourde
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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.

News & Events

Eleven top musicians have been chosen to perform in the University of Southern Maine School of Music's 2016 Honors Recital on Saturday evening.
Sam Carner and Ned Donovan
Musical Theatre Performance is the confluence of vocal technique, acting, and the marrying of melody with accompaniment. This Master Class/Workshop will focus on the various aspects of performance with an eye towards text analysis, acting, and auditioning.
The USM Department of Theatre and School of Music present a full lineup of events for April and May.
April 29, 2016
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
April 30, 2016
2:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
April 30, 2016
8:00 PM
Woodford's Congregational Church, Woodford Street, Portland
May 1, 2016
2:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
May 1, 2016
5:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus

April 2016 Concerts, Master Classes and Recitals

April is the month to make our calendar, your calendar. Click here for easy access to all that is happening in the USM School of Music. Make reservations and buy tickets online, by phone or in person. Call the Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555 for more information. 

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!