Trae Blanco, director of bands in our School of Music, is dedicated to challenging expectations both on-stage and off. He works with student performers to pursue wider dynamic ranges of music and is looking for more ways to connect with the musical scene in downtown Portland.
The demand for occupational therapists continues to rise in Maine, and our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program has been at the forefront of the profession's development for the past 22 years. Meet some successful graduates who are shaping their careers thanks to hands-on learning at USM.
After three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines, veteran Rob McCann is now studying political science at the University of Southern Maine (USM). He joins our community after working for Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree as her veterans constituent services representative.
Part of the Muskie School of Public Service at USM, the Maine Statistical Analysis Center earned honors from the 2017 National Forum on Criminal Justice for Unsealed Fate: The Unintended Consequences of Inadequate Safeguarding of Juvenile Records in Maine.
Fall semester in full swing at the USM School of Music
November at the USM School of Music will feature a variety of concerts showcasing the School’s faculty-led student ensembles, including a tribute to Bernstein and JFK, orchestral, jazz and chamber music and seasonal favorites.
In the November episode of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about USM's School of Music, the University's 2nd annual Day of Giving campaign and USM's TRIO programs.
USM student leads Maine State Ballet’s “The Little Mermaid”
Veronica Druchniak spends her days studying math and physics. At night, she dances. The 21-year-old math major from Standish served as one of Maine State Ballet's principal dancers in the October production, "The Little Mermaid."