School of Music


Stephen Edwards

USM presents Maine premiere of Stephen Edwards’ Choral Masterwork “Requiem For My Mother”

The University of Southern Maine School of Music presents the Maine premiere of Stephen Edwards’ "Requiem For My Mother," a choral masterwork and grand community partnership pulling together USM alumni and current students, 250 local singers, and the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, Nicolás Alberto Dosman, conducting.
Annual Honors Recital

USM School of Music Announces 2018 Competition Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the USM Concerto/Aria Competition and the 41st Annual Honors Recital honorees!
Portland Press Herald photo

Musician with ties to USM joins national "Hamilton" tour

Sam Bagala, who took classes at USM starting at age 13, has joined the first touring company of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical as its music associate.
USM School of Music Adjunct Professor Adam Ayan

Grammy Award-winning professor inspires students

An established mastering engineer at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Adam Ayan has also shared his knowledge with students at the University’s School of Music for 17 years, teaching courses on the recording and editing process of digital audio.
Helen Heel celebrates her 97th birthday

Scholarship established for co-founding School of Music professor

A scholarship has been created in honor of Helen Heel, a co-founding professor of the University of Southern Maine School of Music who recently celebrated her 97th birthday.

The USM School of Music and Department of Theatre team up to present the spring musical, "A Man of No Importance."

The School of Music and Department of Theatre collaborate on the spring musical, "A Man of No Importance, opening March 2. The story is poignant, the music is outstanding, and the heart runs through it all. Get your tickets today!
Lily Afshar, classical guitar

Classical Guitar Master Class and Concert with Lily Afshar

Acclaimed as “one of the world’s foremost classical guitarists” according to Public Radio International, Lily’s unique life story finds expression in her art, blending excellent formal training in the United States and Europe with the rich cultural heritage of Persia to bring audiences an extraordinary musical experience.
William Rounds, cello

FACULTY CONCERT SERIES: William Rounds, cello "Pairs: A Program of Duos"

William Rounds, cello; Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Amanda Hardy, oboe; and Joseph Holt, bass team up for a concert of duos.
Laura Kargul, piano and Ronald Lantz, violin

Valentine's Day with Lantz and Kargul: La Belle Époque

Celebrate the holiday of love with Lantz and Kargul as they journey back to La Belle Époque, the most romantic era in French art and culture.
Student studying in Glickman Library

USM announces Fall 2017 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2017 Fall Semester Dean's List.