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Brian Diehl, USM School of Music Artist Faculty in trombone and euphonium
"Mackey's music is very popular these days, and this work is no exception. It's a wonderful piece for trombone and winds and percussion," said Diehl.
USM Chamber Singers perform in Dubrovnik, Croatia
The USM Chamber Singers have returned from their nine-day tour of Eastern Europe. The group performed at churches and cathedrals in Croatia and Slovenia.
USM Composers Ensemble
Daniel Sonenberg's Composers Ensemble celebrated their 10 year anniversary with world premieres by USM undergrads and 10 comissioned pieces by School of Music alumni, some of whom also joined in performance at the concert.
Creative Health conference
The second annual Creative Health conference is open to students, healthcare professionals, therapists, caregivers, and self-advocates. Presenters are certified art, dance, and music therapists who will share their work, research, and philosophies about the creative arts therapies in a variety of populations: trauma, dementia, brain injury, oncology, and depression, and more. The conference is Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., held in Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus.
The trip, taking place from May 12-May 21, will include concert performances in Croatia and Slovenia. The USM Chamber Singers made their first European tour in 1999; the group has performed in Austria, France, Italy, Spain, the U.K., the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.
Aaren Rivard
Aaren Rivard, tenor, a senior Voice Performance major at the USM School of Music, has been awarded the Eleanor Erdman and Diane Nixon Vocal Excellence Prize.
Daniel Sonenberg
"Since early 2011, I have kept three different strands of musical activity going, two of which -- my opera, "The Summer King," and my rock output with the band Lovers of Fiction and as a solo artist -- have had more focused public exposure than the third, my chamber music." - Daniel Sonenberg
USM Composers Ensemble
The USM Composers Ensemble celebrates 10 years of innovation this month with an anniversary concert, featuring world premieres by USM undergraduates and ten alumni commissions.
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Aaren Rivard, George Eisenhauer ’14, and Nathaniel Menifield ’09, each will perform in the Portland Symphony Orchestra's Dialogues of the Carmelites on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Jobey Wilson, tuba
Wilson’s program will include a variety of styles and works ranging from standard staples of the tuba repertoire, back to the cello music of J. S. Bach, and forward to the world premiere of a grand opus for tuba and electric guitar.

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