School of Music

Alan Kaschub

Director, USM School of Music
Alan  Kaschub

Office Location

103 F Corthell Hall

Phone

207-780-5387

Academic Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music, University of Southern Maine
  • Master of Music, New England Conservatory of Music

Profile

Alan Kaschub became the Director of the USM School of Music in 2013. Before that time, he coordinated and taught Music Theory, Aural Skills and music technology for the school. He studied trumpet performance at USM, studying with John Schnell and earned his Master’s Degree from New England Conservatory studying with Boston Symphony principal trumpet, Charles Schlueter. Mr. Kaschub has performed with the Portland and Bangor Symphonies, the Maine Music Society, the Norumbega Brass Ensemble and the Portland Trumpet Ensemble.

 Mr. Kaschub’s teaching and service have long pushed the use of technology as a facilitator of student creativity. This use of technology has not only been implemented in the USM Theory and Ear Training courses, but also in outreach to Maine’s High Schools and Middle Schools. In particular, Mr. Kaschub has used composition and recording of film scores, rap music and other small forms of music to bridge the gap between student creativity and theoretical knowledge. Mr. Kaschub has also co-taught a Music Technology course during the summer for Graduate Students and Music Teachers.