USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee

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The USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee (UGCAC) is responsible for advocating and allocating a budget that supports cultural events on the USM Gorham campus. The committee proposes, develops, and implements processes aimed at increasing diverse cultural opportunities at the university, facilitates culturally diverse programming by faculty and staff, and publicizes criteria and screens applications for the awarding of funding for cultural activities.

The UGCAC is funded in whole by the USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS). For more information about the the College, visit

News & Events

Da Capo Chamber Players
The opportunity for music students to have their works rehearsed and read by an ensemble of Da Capo's caliber is rare for composition students, and the resulting recordings provide students with a lifelong component to their composition portfolio. Da Capo has a history of working with student composers. It was tremendously gratifying for the student composers to get a sense of their own works measured up to works by composition students throughout the country (answer: quite well).
The Department of Theatre presents a public performance on Monday, November 19th at 7:30 which is the culmination of a two-day workshop with Josh Chenard. Chenard and participants will explore the powerful experience of working with archetypes, energies and characters that have spanned time and culture. The performance is followed by a discussion with a diverse group of USM Faculty. Presented with support from the USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee. Free.

2013-2014 Projects

In the 2013-2014 academic year, the USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee is pleased to support a major project in the Department of Art, PERSIAN VISIONS from September 17 through December 8 in the art galleries in Portland and Gorham, and Samba at USM! in the School of Music on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

In 2014-2015, the committee's support will turn again to the Department of Theatre, and then to the School of Music in 2015-2016. Click the link below for more information, and continuing updates.

The USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee supports events that benefit students and the general public in Gorham and surrounding communities.