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

USM Choral Youth Ensembles
The concert will include the Southern Maine Youth Chorale, conducted by Shannon Chase, and the Southern Maine Children’s Choir, conducted by Paul McGovern. Each group will perform a lively program of spirited and inspiring pieces.
USM, University of Southern Maine, Creative Health, Kate Beever
With the support of the USM School of Music, Kate Beever, board-certified music therapist, USM graduate and prominent percussionist and keyboardist, is organizing a conference titled, “Creative Health: Conference for Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers,” scheduled for Saturday, May 31, at USM.
37th Annual Honors Recital
Celebrating excellence in undergraduate music performance, the USM School of Music will present its 37th Annual Honors Recital next week on the Gorham campus.

23rd Annual Music Scholarship Gala Photo Gallery

Gala photos

 Follow the "Learn More" link to see the first photos. More to come!


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