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USM School of Music Spring Season Announcement

Warm the chill of winter with our Spring 2018 musical performances and educational opportunities. Get your calendar out, and plan to spend some time with us.
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Portland police officer and USM School of Music alumnus goes viral with "O Holy Night"

A video of Portland Police Officer Jeremy Turner — a University of Southern Maine alumnus with a degree in music performance — has drawn tens of thousands of Facebook views for his three-minute video performance of “O Holy Night.”
Chris Klaxton

USM jazz faculty Chris Klaxton collaborates on Boston Music Awards' album of the year

On December 7th, Chris Klaxton, artist faculty in jazz trumpet and jazz piano at the University of Southern Maine, attended the 30th annual Boston Music Awards at the House of Blues to celebrate his collaboration on this year’s BMA Album of the Year, “Torch Song” by STL GLD, a project of hip-hop artists Moe Pope and “The Arcitype.”
Nicolas Dosman

School of Music faculty member to conduct PSO chorus in 'Magic of Christmas'

On Dec. 4, the Forecaster previewed the “Magic of Christmas,” the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday show at Merrill Auditorium, highlighting assistant professor and director of choral studies at USM, Nicolás Alberto Dosman, as “a new face” in this year’s ensemble.
USM Update December 2017

Replay: 'The USM Update' December 4, 2017

In this episode of "The USM Update," President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about exciting new research in aquaponics and USM's School of Business, as he extends his greetings for the holiday season while introducing music the sounds of USM's School of Music Chamber Singers.
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USM School of Music returns ‘Home’ for 27th annual scholarship gala

The USM School of Music returned home to the historic Corthell Concert Hall for its 27th year to celebrate its students at the "Home for the Holidays" scholarship gala on December 1.
Mark Rossnagel

USM alum recital praised by Press Herald reviewer

USM alumnus Mark Rossnagel drew critical praise for a recent piano recital in Portland with works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin.
USM Update November 2017

Replay: 'The USM Update' November 6, 2017

In the November 2017 episode of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about USM's School of Music, the University's 2nd annual Day of Giving campaign and USM's TRIO programs.
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USM duo Robert and Kimberly Lehmann earned praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer for string recital

USM Violinist Robert Lehmann and his wife, violist Kimberly Lehmann, earned praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer Allan Kozinn for their recent recital at Portland's First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church.
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November at the School of Music features tribute to Bernstein and JFK, orchestral, jazz, chamber music and seasonal favorites

The fall semester is in full swing at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. The month of November will feature a variety of concerts showcasing the School’s faculty-led student ensembles, faculty concerts and seasonal favorites.

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