Students pursue careers as performers, private teachers, and college professors. Many also seek graduate study at the most prestigious programs in the country.
Join a thriving campus arts scene
Osher School of Music 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.
Department of Theatre mainstage productions
Our productions represent the culmination of the vital collaboration between students actors, designers, technicians; and our professional faculty and staff. Accompanied by lavish sets and stunning costumes, student actors take the stage in comedies, dramas, musicals, operas, classical plays, and premieres.
The musical theatre concentration, offered in collaboration with the Department of Theatre, is for students who wish to pursue a career in musical theatre performance. You’ll build a thorough understanding of music and theatre and their relationship to contemporary society.
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 Musical Theatre 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.
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.
Perfecting your craft in our performance venues
Practice performing in historic Corthell Hall, a conservatory-style educational environment with access to classrooms, practice rooms, recording facilities, rehearsal and performance venues. As a student of musical theatre you’ll also have access to the 140-seat Russell Hall.
Russell Hall boasts a fully operating scenic shop and prop stock, full inventory of lighting and projection equipment, make-up and dressing rooms, and extensive costume shop and collection. You’ll also have opportunities to self-produce in our 50-seat black box theatre.
Our helpful admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services. We also invite you to explore the many ways to visit campus or to engage with us through online experiences.