School of Music
Faculty Concert Series Features the Timeless Songs of Burt Bacharach
In the second Faculty Concert Series concert of the 2018-2019 season, the University of Southern Maine School of Music proudly presents faculty musicians in a one time performance of the timeless songs of Burt Bacharach featuring Mary Bastoni on vocals with an all star band she’s assembled.
USM Faculty Concert Series opens with “Sounds of China” and Boston musician Zhantao Lin at Hannaford Hall
Join the USM School of Music for “Sounds of China” on Friday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. at Hannaford Hall in the Abromson Community Center on the Portland Campus. The opening concert of the season, sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Southern Maine, will be a musical journey to China, bringing together USM faculty musicians with guest artist, Zhantao Lin, on erhu, a traditional Chinese bowed string instrument.
USM School of Music Faculty Concert Series, September through November 2018
Join the University of Southern Maine School of Music this September through November for their Faculty Concert Series, a tradition of performances demonstrating the expertise of the faculty and their professional associates.
USM School of Music announces full line-up of Fall 2018 concerts and events
The University of Southern Maine School of Music has announced the Fall 2018 calendar with events taking place in Gorham, Portland, and Westbrook this season. The busy line-up opens on Friday, September 14 with the first Faculty Concert Series, “Sounds of China,” at Hannaford Hall on the Portland Campus.
USM's Kiersten Curtis awarded scholarship and concert honoring Maine diva Lillian Nordica
Kiersten Curtis, who studied vocal performance at USM, won the prestigious Nordica Award, which includes a recital honoring the famous Maine soprano, Lillian Nordica. Curtis, along with several USM voice students won top honors at this past spring's Maine NATS (National Teachers of Singing) vocal competition.
USM receives $1 million gift to launch new Center for the Arts project
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings announced a $1 million gift from a long-time friend of the university for the purpose of launching the new Center for the Arts project on the Portland campus. The new Center for the Arts will help elevate awareness of USM’s superb reputation in music, theater and the visual arts.
USM Voice studies area represented in Opera Maine's thrilling Marriage of Figaro
School of Music voice faculty member Scott Wheatley performed a featured role in critically-acclaimed "Marriage of Figaro" at Opera Maine.
USM instrumentalists take charge in MSMT's 'Beauty and the Beast'
Six of 10 musicians in the pit band for Maine State Music Theatre's stage adaptation of the Disney classic either were current or former USM students, playing alongside musicians from some of the nation’s most-acclaimed music and theater schools.
Music professor Rob Lehmann inspires students from Mexico to Europe
School of Music Professor Robert Lehmann spent his sabbatical performing, conducting and studying in Europe and Mexico. He shared his experiences, and a news article featuring a workshop he held with students in Germany.
USM students in the cast of Maine State Music Theater's specialty production of "Cinderella"
University of Southern Maine musical theatre students performed their roles "with gusto" in the Maine State Musical Theatre's production of "Cinderella."