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Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra

USM School of Music announces fall 2017 season of events, opens with visiting artist Adam Swanson’s Ragtime Piano concert Sept. 19

The USM School of Music has announced its full lineup of performances and events for the fall semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, the Warren Memorial Visiting Artist Series, a collection of faculty-led student ensembles, the 9th annual student-led Music Education Symposium, the annual “Home for the Holidays” gala and more.
Rachel Shukan, voice major, USM

USM senior wins the Nordica Scholarship

USM performance major Rachel Shukan wins the Nordica Scholarship.
The Main Stage at Russell Hall

USM Department of Theatre announces its 2017-2018 season focusing on theme of ‘Identity'

USM’s Department of Theatre announced its season of performances for the 2017-2018 academic year, which will focus on an overarching theme of 'Identity.'
Emily Grotz and Luis Del Valle

USM Department of Theatre to present special encore performances Deertrees Theatre's ‘Last Train to Nibroc’ Sept. 7-8

The USM Department of Theatre will bring Arlene Hutton’s “Last Train to Nibroc” to the Main Stage at Russell Hall on USM’s Gorham campus for two nights on September 7 and 8 at 7:30pm. This production was performed throughout the summer by two of the Theatre program’s student actors, Emily Grotz and Luis Del Valle, at the historic Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, Maine.
USM Art Gallery on the Gorham campus

USM Art Department and Galleries announce fall 2017 exhibitions and programs, present WWI propaganda poster exhibition Aug. 28

The USM Art Department and Galleries will kick off their fall 2017 season of exhibitions and programs with “Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion,” showcasing a WWI propaganda poster collection that was recently gifted to USM Special Collections by retired Tufts University history professor Howard Solomon. The exhibition will run August 28 through December 8 at USM’s AREA Gallery in the Woodbury Campus Center in Portland.
Print Power exchange poster

USM Art faculty Damir Porobic collaborates with B.C. art professor on intercollegiate exchange portfolio project 'PRINT POWER! vol. 3'

USM Art Department faculty Damir Porobic and Brian Reeves, who teaches art at SMCC, Boston College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston have co-organized an annual open propaganda poster exchange portfolio and distribution network between art faculty and their students from neighboring institutions between Portland and Boston. This year marks the project’s third installment, “PRINT POWER! vol. 3,” which is currently being exhibited at the W. Van Allen Clark Jr. Library at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.
USM Students studying in the library

University of Southern Maine announces Spring 2017 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2017 Spring Semester Dean's List!

Spring 2017 College Connections Newsletter

Check out what our students and faculty at CAHS have been up to in our Spring newsletter, College Connections
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Three USM singers honored as 2017 Young Stars of Maine

Three USM School of Music singers earned prizes and performed at the 2017 Young Stars of Maine Prize Winners concert at the Rockport Opera House.
Jim Bonney

BAFTA award-winning composer, sound designer, guitarist Jim Bonney to premiere concerto during artist residency at USM - May 3-6

The USM School of Music’s spring semester will come to a close with a special guest artist in residence, Jim Bonney, a BAFTA award-winning composer, sound designer and guitarist. The School of Music’s new assistant professor and director of bands, Trae Blanco, will welcome Bonney for the Maine premiere of his concerto,“DARKlightNESS for Electric Guitar and Wind Ensemble,” which premiered at Arizona State University in 2015. USM will be a consortium supporter commissioning this new work.

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