School of Music
USM singers embark on once-in-a-lifetime journey to Vietnam
When the University of Southern Maine's Chamber Singers first glimpsed the streets in Hoi An, Vietnam -- where they would participate alongside 21 other singing groups from 10 countries -- they were amazed by the street decorations. The USM singers' faces decorated some of the banners promoting the 6th Vietnam International Choir Competition.
USM Director of Bands Jackie Townsend presents at MMEA Conference
Jackie Townsend, assistant professor of music and director of bands, writes about her experience attending and presenting at the Maine Music Education Association Conference in Orono on May 16.
Summer youth camps at USM - robotics, theatre, athletics and more
Get ready for summer! The University of Southern Maine has summer camp opportunities available with the School of Music (SoM), Athletics, and Robotics on the Portland and Gorham Campuses.
USM School of Music faculty and students praised in community productions
Campus performances may be taking a break but the University of Southern Maine School of Music faculty and students continue to be featured in the Portland community.
Congratulations to the 2019 USM School of Music Honors Recitalists
Each Spring USM School of Music students are invited to audition for opportunities to perform in concerts designed to recognize the most outstanding performers. Music majors compete for an opportunity to be featured in the Annual Honors Recital; this free concert is a highlight of the season, recognizing excellence in undergraduate solo performance.
"207" broadcasts story on USM Chamber Singers' upcoming trip to Vietnam
The WCSH-TV news program “207” interviewed members of the USM Chamber Singers about their upcoming trip to Vietnam.
Saigelyn Green, 2019 Featured Graduate
Saigelyn Green knew she wanted to enroll at USM when she saw the water tower atop USM’s Gorham campus. For four years of singing and study — earning magna cum laude honors on her bachelor’s degree in Music Education — the Derby, Vermont native made USM her home, she said.
Live music 20 days out of 30 in April with USM School of Music - on campus and in the community
In April, with the semester at full blast, the music never stops at the USM School of Music. "Transient Canvas," the unique Boston-based electroacoustic bass clarinet and marimba duo, will be on campus Thursday, April 18 for a free master class and evening concert. Mid-month, voice faculty Malinda Haslett will lead students in the Opera Workshop celebrating 100 years of Bernstein and jazz and composing faculty present their ensembles.
USM Faculty Concert Series season closes with “Among Friends: Music for Strings and Winds”
The USM School of Music presents an evening of string and wind chamber music as the final Faculty Concert Series of the Spring semester. The concert, “Among Friends: Music for Strings and Winds,” will feature USM faculty Robert Lehmann, on violin, and Thomas Parchman, on clarinet, as well as special guests, and takes place Friday, April 5, 8:00 p.m., at Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham Campus.
Forecaster highlights 'Applause for Paws' concert coming on March 31
Jacqueline Townsend is bringing a musical ode to rescue pets at the University of Southern Maine. Townsend, an assistant professor of Music and USM’s director of bands, has assembled "Applause for Paws," a concert that includes works inspired by animals including "Our Cast Aways."