Dr. Alfred & D. Suzi Osher School of Music

"Home for the Holidays" 27th Annual Scholarship Gala

December 1, 2017
6:00 PM
Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
$125 per person / $200 per person to enroll on the Host Committee
27th Annual Scholarshp Gala

As the chill of winter begins to settle over Maine, the USM School of Music invites you into our home to celebrate, to inspire, and to honor and support our students. The 2017 School of Music Scholarship Gala will take place in the historic Corthell Hall on the Gorham campus. This is the building where generations of musicians have learned their craft. It is home of the concert hall that many of our supporters helped to create. It is a place of hard work, dedication and passion that has helped to set us on the path to the future.

Join us this year in our home as honored guests as we eat, drink, celebrate and support the scholarships that bring these wonderful students to USM.


Attend the Gala! 

Purchase Tickets Here
$125 Individual / $200 Host Committee (a portion is tax deductible)

Join the Host Committee in Lieu of Attending
$200 (tax deductible)

Purchase a Raffle Ticket Here 
$100 - Only 200 will be sold! Winner need not be present.

Or for gala and raffle tickets by phone or email:
contact Binney Brackett at (207) 780-5003, brackett@maine.edu,
or Lori Arsenault at (207) 780-5142, loria@maine.edu


About the Raffle!

Home for the Holidays Scholarship Gala Raffle
Musical Manhattan
Opera Tickets, Broadway Tickets, Two-Night Beacon Hotel NYC Stay and Airfare for Two

  • Two tickets to Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore at the Metropolitan Opera
    backstage pass to meet Ashley Emerson ‘06 who will play the role of Giannetta in the production
  • Two Broadway tickets with a value of up to $500 each, courtesy of AAA Travel.
    See Tony Shalhoub ’77 in The Band’s Visit or the show of your choice!
  • Round-trip airfare for two from Delta Airlines
  • Two nights at the Hotel Beacon NYC in a King Suite
    with complementary wine and chocolate

Only 200 tickets sold • Drawing at Gala on December 1 • All dates subject to availability
For more information call (207) 780-5003


The Menu

Roasted Northstar Sheep Farm Lamb Lollipops w/ Medera Onion Relish,
Local Potato Nest & Lakeside Family Farms Root Vegetable Demi Glace

Porchini Mushroom Dusted Seared Maine Shellfish Sea Scallops w/Local Maine
Apple & Squash Risotto, Lakeside Family Farms Micro Green Salad
w/ Spicy Lemon Vinaigrette (dairy free)

Carved Central Maine Meats Seared Tenderloin on Standard Bakery Croissants and Artisan Crisps
Accompanied by Horseradish Cream, Gruyere Fondue, Garlic Au Jus, Cranberry Confit, Tomato Bacon Jam,
House Fried Local Leeks & Fresh House Made Kettle Chips

Sauteed Lakeside Family Farms Spaghetti Squash w/ Northspore Wild Mushrooms,
Backyard Farms Tomatoes, Garlic Oil, Fresh Herbs 

Plus an assortment of custom passed hors d'oeuvres including local cheeses, assorted breads and crackers,
smoked salmon, Maine apple fig jam, dried fruits and more.

Catered by USM Dining Services, with a mission and a menu designed to use local products whenever possible.


The Evening

6 p.m. Guests begin to arrive, enjoying the festive atmosphere complete with food and drink throughout the first floor of historic Corthell Hall, elegantly transformed for the evening.

6:30 p.m. As we mingle, the live music of our very own students serenades attendees and sets the mood. Jazz, classical, strings, brass, winds, voices, and harps. 

7:45 p.m. We move to the concert hall for the evening's entertainment, a very special concert beginning at 8 p.m.

10 p.m. Post concert reception with additional high quality student performers closing our evening.

The Raffle - The Silent Auction - The Scholarship Round




Contact Information

Binney Brackett
(207) 780-5003