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

Peaks Island Ferry
Resident Composer Daniel Sonenberg has released a new album, Peaks Island Ferry.
USM University of Southern Maine School of Music Larry Groupe
Five outstanding professionals, including Emmy Award-winning Hollywood composer Larry Groupé, are presenting master classes for School of Music students that also are free and open to the public. Three of the classes are presented in collaboration with Portland Ovations, the Maine-based, not-for-profit performing arts organization.
USM Concert Band
The program ncludes R.B. Hall’s “New Colonial March,” Clare Grundman’s “Music for a Carnival,” John Philip Sousa’s march, “The Liberty Bell,” and selections from “The Music Man” including “Till There Was You,” “Marian the Librarian,” and the perennial favorite, “76 Trombones.” The USM Concert Band also will treat the audience to Giacomo Puccini’s march, “Scossa Elettrica,” (The Electric Shock) and Alex Shapiro’s “Tight Squeeze,” which Martin says is an unexpected and especially unique selection for the concert band.
September 27, 2014
1:00 PM
On the Green at Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
September 27, 2014
8:00 PM
Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
September 29, 2014
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Room 212 Corthell Hall
October 3, 2014
1:00 PM
Room 212 Corthell Hall
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.

Young Singers, Audition for Youth Choruses in September!

Youth vocalists, Southern Maine Children's Choir (treble voices grades 4 and up) and Southern Maine Youth Chorale (middle/high school mixed voices) invite you to audition for the 2014-2015 academic year. Come to a rehearsal and try it out, then make arrangements with the directors for your auditions. SMCC is 5:45 to 7 p.m. SMYC is 7:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays in Room 211 Corthell Hall. Call (207) 780-5003 for more information, or visit the USM Youth Ensembles online.

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