School of Music

Molded by the Flow: A poetic, visual and musical narrative

April 14, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Main Stage, Russell Hall, Gorham
$15 general public; $11 seniors/USM employees/alumni; $8 students
Molded by the Flow

Molded by the Flow is a collaboration between the Department of Art, School of Music, and Department of Theatre. 

 A Performance Event - PHOTO ARCHIVE

April 14 - 15 Lewiston

April 21 - 29, 2017, Gorham

A poetic, visual and musical narrative inspired by Southern Maine’s rich natural and human history. Molded by the Flow explores how the state’s rivers, ocean, weather, plants and animals have inspired diverse groups of people to inhabit the area, and thereby shape the landscape and the history of Maine.

Come back to this page often to find words, images and sound files that will document the process and make real the vision of this collaborative project. 

Under the guidance of visiting professor Paul Dresher and performance artist Rinde Eckert, students have registered for classes in music, theatre and art which are dedicated to the creation of this work. 

View this video to learn more:

Molded by the Flow will be premiered from April 14 to 29, 2017, first at the Gendron Franco Center for Heritage and the Performing Arts in Lewiston, and then on the Main Stage at Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus. 

Tickets are, $15 adults, $11 seniors, USM employees and alumni, $8 students, and can be purchased online at, in person or by phone at 207-780-5151.

April 14-15
Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Lewiston (opening night)
Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Lewiston

April 21-29
Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus

Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Gorham (Gorham opening night)
Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. Gorham
Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. Gorham

Wednesday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. Gorham (all tickets $5)
Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Gorham
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Gorham


Teachers and Schools, please inquire about our special school performances:

School Performances
Thursday, April 13 10 a.m. School Performance - Lewiston
Friday, April 21 10 a.m. - Gorham


Molded by the Flow is made possible by the Libra Professorship at USM, with additional support of the USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee. 

Poster Photo Credits:

The photo of the steamer is the Islander backing away from the Squirrel Island wharf, off Boothbay Harbor in 1901, provided from the collection of the Maine Maritime Museum, 

The loggers image is from the Collections of the Patten Lumbermen's, courtesy of, item #8527, and obtained with the assistance of the Maine Historical Society, 





Contact Information

USM Music Box Office