School of Music Audition Information

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 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

Catch Me If You Can: March 13-22
The fast-paced musical features a score of infectious, hard-driving jazz and glorious big-band sound by the dream team behind the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray,” and NBC’s musical drama, “Smash.”
Ray Chen
Award-winning violinist Ray Chen has received international praise and is known for uncompromising rhythmic integrity, rock-solid technique and lush sound.
Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: The Secret Loves of the Great Romantics
“Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: The Secret Loves of the Great Romantics” is co-presented by the USM School of Music and The Lark Society on Sunday, February 15 at 2 p.m., at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland.
February 27, 2015
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
March 6, 2015
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
March 6, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 212 Corthell Hall
March 6, 2015
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
March 7, 2015
5:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus

James Kallembach Residency

James Kallembach

Composition Master Class
Friday, March 6 from 1-4 p.m.
Corthell Concert Hall
Free and open to the public

Lecture
Friday, March 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Room 212, Corthell Hall
Free and open to the public

James Kallembach Residency Concert
Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m.
Corthell Concert Hall
$15/$10/$5

Young Singers: Auditions for Youth Choruses!

USM Choral Youth Ensembles

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!

Before you audition, come to a rehearsal and try it out!

Rehearsals are Wednesdays in Room 211 of Corthell Hall, Gorham Campus
SMCC: 5:45 to 7 p.m. 
SMYC: 7:30 to 9 p.m.

FMI: (207) 780-5003