School of Music


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."
Dog with drum

Weekly Event Highlights

A selection of events across the university from March 21-28.
Unlock'd cast

Set now stricken, "Unlock'd" leaves lasting impact on USM students

The new musical, "Unlock'd," which made its New England premiere at USM earlier this month, was praised by reviewers across Maine and helped train USM's musical theatre students.
USM Chamber Singers

Celebrate Spring with the USM Chamber Singers, Concert Band, and more

The USM School of Music has an array of spring concerts ready for you! Performances in Portland, Westbrook and Gorham at the end of March will feature a wide range of music from choral to symphonic. The USM Chamber Singers will perform a concert promoting their spring tour to Vietnam, the Southern Maine Symphony features a piece by a USM graduate conducting student, and the USM Concert Band’s “Applause for Paws” concert will celebrate our animal companions.
Unlock'd USM performance

Portland Press Herald reviews "Unlock'd" at USM as "sublime, sharp-witted and fun"

Describing the show as "sublime absurdity," the University of Southern Maine Theater and School of Music students captured the praise of the Portland Press Herald on the opening night of "Unlock'd." The show runs through March 10 on the Gorham Campus.
USM Update taping March 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' March 2019

In the March episode of “The USM Update,” University of Southern Maine (USM) President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests from a wide range of disciplines across the university, include Public Health, Theatre and Food Studies.
Lehmann conducting

USM School of Music professor and alumnus guide PSO through the solar system on March 3

Join the University of Southern Maine School of Music (SoM) faculty member Robert Lehmann on Sunday, March 3, at 2:30 p.m., when he will guest conduct the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) Discovery Concert, Solar System Symphony, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Joining Lehmann will be 2016 USM SoM Musical Theater alumnus, Eric Berry-Sandelin '16 who will act as narrator and guide for the concert.
USM Faculty Annie Antonacos

Faculty Concert Series "Celebrating Chamber Music Within Our Communities" features local non-profit 240 Strings

Join the USM School of Music for the next Faculty Concert Series on Saturday, March 2 featuring USM faculty member Anastasia Antonacos and musicians from 240 Strings, a local non-profit organization she co-founded. The concert, "Celebrating Chamber Music Within Our Communities," takes place at 8:00 p.m., at Corthell Concert Hall on the Gorham Campus.