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

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.
Mark Manduca
The original returning members include Scott Reeves and Mark Manduca on trombone, with Janet Reeves, piano; Jim Lyden, bass; and Les Harris Jr., drums. Christopher Oberholtzer and Thomas Michaud will join the trombone section to round out the group.
USM Chamber Singers Quartet
In the middle of the Fall 2014 finals week, University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music students took time to provide a charitable performance at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
January 31, 2015
5:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
January 31, 2015
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
February 5, 2015
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
February 7, 2015
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
February 15, 2015
2:00 PM
Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland

Spring 2015 Event Calendar

Spring 2015 Event Calendar

The Spring 2015 season has been announced!

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 in January 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 

Sparkling ‘Night’ supports USM’s music scholars

'More Than a Little Night Music' brings together young musicians and the community that expands their potential.

USM Portland and Gorham campuses closing at 1 PM today.

Return of the Maine Bones concert for tonight, Friday, January 30 is postponed to Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. If you have made reservations for tonight, they will be honored on Saturday night. Reservations can still be made for Saturday night at


USM Portland and Gorham will close at 1 PM on Friday, January 30. Classes, events and activities starting at 1 PM or later have been cancelled. All ONLINE courses will be held as scheduled unless notified by course instructor.

For detailed information visit the Weather Delays and Cancellations page.

To check the status of Lewiston-Auburn College call 753-6595. To check the status of the Muskie offices in Augusta call 621-3000 press option #5.

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