School of Music


Katie Oberholtzer

Voice student Katie Oberholtzer wins prize at Bay Chamber Concerts' Young Stars of Maine competition

USM School of Music voice student Katie Oberholtzer has been awarded the Nathan E. Corning Jazz Prize of $1000 from the Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School as part of their 2018 Young Stars of Maine competition. She will take part in their concert performance at the Rockport Opera House on June 17.
Jackie Townsend

Dr. Jackie Townsend Appointed Director of Bands

The School of Music at the University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jacqueline Townsend as assistant professor of music and director of bands.
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Worldwide performer and scholar Malinda Haslett joins School of Music as director of voice studies

Worldwide performer and scholar, soprano Malinda Haslett, will join University of Southern Maine’s School of Music as director of voice studies beginning in Fall 2018. A former staff member at the Metropolitan Opera, Haslett is currently vocal division director of the Silicon Valley Chamber Music Festival.
Bryan Waring, 2018 Featured Graduate

Bryan Waring, 2018 Featured Graduate

During his time at the University of Southern Maine, Bryan Waring had the chance to spend summers working with professional movie scorers in San Diego, California and Glasgow, Scotland. However, his work in the unique, 2017 USM production of “Molded By the Flow,” that most stands out.
Rachel Shukan, portraying "Girl"

Praise for USM's premiere of community collaboration “Girl in Six Beats”

The April 21 premiere of "Girl in Six Beats,” a University of Southern Maine collaboration with The Telling Room, and commissioned by Opera Maine, was deemed a success by local press.
Anastasia Antonacos

Anastasia Antonacos, piano: Music Inspired by Democratic Ideals, Racial Justice, and Climate Change

Help us close out this year's Faculty Concert Series and USM Convocation theme of "Race & Participatory Democracy" with Anastasia Antonacos, the Portland Piano Trio, USM School of Music alumna Teresa Herold, and pianist Bridget Convey.
Nicolas Dosman featured

Seacoast Online highlights USM's Nicolas Dosman and "Requiem For My Mother"

Seacoast Online highlights USM's Nicolas Dosman and "Requiem For My Mother."
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!
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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.