School of Music
The second annual Creative Health conference is open to students, healthcare professionals, therapists, caregivers, and self-advocates. Presenters are certified art, dance, and music therapists who will share their work, research, and philosophies about the creative arts therapies in a variety of populations: trauma, dementia, brain injury, oncology, and depression, and more. The conference is Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., held in Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus.
The trip, taking place from May 12-May 21, will include concert performances in Croatia and Slovenia. The USM Chamber Singers made their first European tour in 1999; the group has performed in Austria, France, Italy, Spain, the U.K., the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.
Aaren Rivard, tenor, a senior Voice Performance major at the USM School of Music, has been awarded the Eleanor Erdman and Diane Nixon Vocal Excellence Prize.
"Since early 2011, I have kept three different strands of musical activity going, two of which -- my opera, "The Summer King," and my rock output with the band Lovers of Fiction and as a solo artist -- have had more focused public exposure than the third, my chamber music." - Daniel Sonenberg
The USM Composers Ensemble celebrates 10 years of innovation this month with an anniversary concert, featuring world premieres by USM undergraduates and ten alumni commissions.
Aaren Rivard, George Eisenhauer ’14, and Nathaniel Menifield ’09, each will perform in the Portland Symphony Orchestra's Dialogues of the Carmelites on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Wilson’s program will include a variety of styles and works ranging from standard staples of the tuba repertoire, back to the cello music of J. S. Bach, and forward to the world premiere of a grand opus for tuba and electric guitar.
The fast-paced musical features a score of infectious, hard-driving jazz and glorious big-band sound by the dream team behind the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray,” and NBC’s musical drama, “Smash.”
Award-winning violinist Ray Chen has received international praise and is known for uncompromising rhythmic integrity, rock-solid technique and lush sound.
“Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: The Secret Loves of the Great Romantics” is co-presented by the USM School of Music and The Lark Society on Sunday, February 15 at 2 p.m., at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland.
2015 Anniversary Scholarship Gala
Click the link to visit the 25th Anniversary Scholarship Gala website where you can learn more about the event, preview the auction and raffle gifts, and purchase your tickets.