The USM School of Music, located near the coastal and mountain regions of Maine in the heart of Maine's population center, 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

University of Southern Maine, USM, School of Music Mostly Bach
The USM School of Music, under the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, will be well represented at the upcoming “Mostly Bach Festival,” presented Aug. 23-24 in North Conway, N.H., sponsored by White Mountain Musical Arts.
USM University of Southern Maine "The Summer King" Sonenberg
“The Summer King: An Opera on the Life of Josh Gibson” will be presented on MPBN’s show, “Maine Stage,” at 8-11 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6. It can be heard on radio or streamed live here:
USM School of Music
The fall 2014 season will feature the popular Faculty Concert Series; a concert production of the Tony Award-winning "Spring Awakening"; USM Youth Ensembles; undergraduate and graduate student ensembles; and the 24th Annual Scholarship Gala, More Than a Little Night Music.
September 3, 2014
5:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
September 3, 2014
7:00 PM
Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
September 19, 2014
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
September 27, 2014
1:00 PM
On the Green at Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
October 17, 2014
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus

Fall 2014 Event Calendar

Corthell Hall

Click the Learn More link to view the Fall 2014 Events Calendar as a list or as a PDF.

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Auditions for Community Area Musicians

Youth vocalists, Southern Maine Children's Choir and Southern Maine Youth Chorale will hold auditions on Wednesday, September 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Schedule online.

Adult musicians, Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. More information.

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