School of Music

USM School of Music to Present 37th Annual Honors Recital

April 8, 2014

GORHAM, Maine – Celebrating excellence in undergraduate music performance, the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music will present its 37th Annual Honors Recital next week on the Gorham campus.

A School of Music student must be nominated and then selected by audition to perform in the Honors Recital.

“Being selected for this recital truly is an honor,” said Alan Kaschub, director of the School of Music. “The students have worked very hard to get to this point. Their talent, persistence and musicality are inspirational for anyone who has a chance to hear them.”

The details of the concert are:

  • 37th Annual Honors Recital, 8 p.m., Saturday, April 12, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus, 37 College Ave., Gorham; free and open to the public; reservations recommended; call (207) 780-5555 or go to; sponsored by Gorham Savings Bank.

Honors Recital students include (by name, performance type, year and major, and hometown):

  • Tina Davis, piano, piano performance major; Bucksport
  • Gideon Forbes, saxophone, senior jazz performance major; Northeast Kingdom, Vt.
  • Carolyn Glaude, musical theatre voice, senior musical theatre major; Topsham
  • Eileen Hanley, musical theatre voice, senior musical theatre major; Peaks Island
  • Cathryn Matthews, soprano, sophomore vocal performance major; North Berwick,
  • Kimberly Ouellette, soprano, junior vocal performance major; Old Orchard Beach
  • Amanda Raymond, piano, sophomore piano performance major; North Waterboro
  • Aaren Rivard, tenor, senior vocal performance major; South China
  • Sable Strout, mezzo-soprano, senior vocal performance major; Richmond
  • Matthew West, musical theatre voice, junior musical theatre major; Farmington

The judges for the honors recital auditions include John Corrie, artistic director of the Maine Music Society; Mark Tipton, executive director of the Portland Conservatory of Music; and Shannon Chase, founder of the Vox Nova Chamber Choir of Brunswick and director of USM’s Southern Maine Youth Chorale.

The recital will feature a variety of well-known pieces, both classical and contemporary.

The names of the students performing in the recital will be engraved on the School of Music’s Honor Recital Performance plaque, which is mounted on the first floor of Corthell Hall.