Cultivating your talent
Students prepare for careers as performers, private teachers, and college professors, but also to pursue graduate study at the most prestigious programs in the country. Notable alumni have gone on to sing at world-renowned institutions such as the New York Metropolitan Opera (the Met) and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Faculty of distinguished performers
We offer a personalized and opportunity-based approach to educating musicians, featuring a faculty of distinguished performers (nationally and internationally), teachers, scholars, and mentors with experience in all styles of music.
Scholarships for Music Performance majors
We offer Merit Scholarships as well as scholarships specifically for Music Performance majors. Keep in mind that there are deadlines for all scholarship opportunities. Be sure to apply and audition by each respective deadline.
Our performance season
Attend and engage in our Faculty Concert Series; the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra; Scholarship Gala; Chamber Singers; University Chorale; Concert Band; our annual musical; opera; ensembles of jazz, vocal jazz, winds, and composers; as well as student recitals, masterclasses, and performances by internationally known guest musicians.
Build a thorough understanding of music and its relationship to contemporary society for a career as a performer or teacher. Students prepare through private lessons, solo, chamber and large ensemble performances, as well as the study of literature and pedagogy.
Talent of the highest caliber
In order to be accepted into the Osher School of Music and join a group of other talented musicians, students must first audition as part of the application process.