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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

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.
USM Chamber Singers perform in Dubrovnik, Croatia
The USM Chamber Singers have returned from their nine-day tour of Eastern Europe. The group performed at churches and cathedrals in Croatia and Slovenia.
USM Composers Ensemble
Daniel Sonenberg's Composers Ensemble celebrated their 10 year anniversary with world premieres by USM undergrads and 10 comissioned pieces by School of Music alumni, some of whom also joined in performance at the concert.
October 3, 2015
5:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus