School of Music


USM Chamber Singers in Vietnam

USM singers embark on once-in-a-lifetime journey to Vietnam

When the University of Southern Maine's Chamber Singers first glimpsed the streets in Hoi An, Vietnam -- where they would participate alongside 21 other singing groups from 10 countries -- they were amazed by the street decorations. The USM singers' faces decorated some of the banners promoting the 6th Vietnam International Choir Competition.
Jackie Townsend

USM Director of Bands Jackie Townsend presents at MMEA Conference

Jackie Townsend, assistant professor of music and director of bands, writes about her experience attending and presenting at the Maine Music Education Association Conference in Orono on May 16.
USM SoM summer camp

Summer youth camps at USM - robotics, theatre, athletics and more

Get ready for summer! The University of Southern Maine has summer camp opportunities available with the School of Music (SoM), Athletics, and Robotics on the Portland and Gorham Campuses.
Reichert with Portland Stage

USM School of Music faculty and students praised in community productions

Campus performances may be taking a break but the University of Southern Maine School of Music faculty and students continue to be featured in the Portland community.
2019 USM SoM students

Congratulations to the 2019 USM School of Music Honors Recitalists

Each Spring USM School of Music students are invited to audition for opportunities to perform in concerts designed to recognize the most outstanding performers. Music majors compete for an opportunity to be featured in the Annual Honors Recital; this free concert is a highlight of the season, recognizing excellence in undergraduate solo performance.
Image from WCSH-TV's "207"

"207" broadcasts story on USM Chamber Singers' upcoming trip to Vietnam

The WCSH-TV news program “207” interviewed members of the USM Chamber Singers about their upcoming trip to Vietnam.
Portrait of Saigelyn Green

Saigelyn Green, 2019 Featured Graduate

Saigelyn Green knew she wanted to enroll at USM when she saw the water tower atop USM’s Gorham campus. For four years of singing and study — earning magna cum laude honors on her bachelor’s degree in Music Education — the Derby, Vermont native made USM her home, she said.
Visiting Artists "Transient Canvas"

Live music 20 days out of 30 in April with USM School of Music - on campus and in the community

In April, with the semester at full blast, the music never stops at the USM School of Music. "Transient Canvas," the unique Boston-based electroacoustic bass clarinet and marimba duo, will be on campus Thursday, April 18 for a free master class and evening concert. Mid-month, voice faculty Malinda Haslett will lead students in the Opera Workshop celebrating 100 years of Bernstein and jazz and composing faculty present their ensembles.
USM SoM Faculty

USM Faculty Concert Series season closes with “Among Friends: Music for Strings and Winds”

The USM School of Music presents an evening of string and wind chamber music as the final Faculty Concert Series of the Spring semester. The concert, “Among Friends: Music for Strings and Winds,” will feature USM faculty Robert Lehmann, on violin, and Thomas Parchman, on clarinet, as well as special guests, and takes place Friday, April 5, 8:00 p.m., at Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham Campus.

Forecaster highlights 'Applause for Paws' concert coming on March 31

Jacqueline Townsend is bringing a musical ode to rescue pets at the University of Southern Maine. Townsend, an assistant professor of Music and USM’s director of bands, has assembled "Applause for Paws," a concert that includes works inspired by animals including "Our Cast Aways."