School of Music
FACULTY CONCERT SERIES: Laura Kargul, Pianist in Concert
Laura Kargul, internationally acclaimed pianist and director of keyboard studies at the University of Southern Maine School of Music will give a solo recital, "A Night at the Opera," at USM on Friday, October 13 at 8 p.m.
USM Concert Band to join in worldwide celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday at 15th Annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert - Oct. 7
The USM Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Trae Blanco, will present its 15th annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert on the green in front of Corthell Hall on October 7 at 1:00pm. The concert, free and open to the public, will begin with a barbecue picnic at noon.
Trae Blanco: Conducting, teaching and learning
"There are all of these great musical happenings in downtown Portland," said Trae Blanco, USM's Director of Bands. "I think the next step for us is to connect to this big musical scene, to be near them."
Opening Faculty Concert in the USM School of Music Highlights the "Cinderella" of the String Family, the Viola
On September 29, The opening faculty concert of the 2017-2018 in the School of Music features Kimberly Lehmann on viola and Chiharu Naruse on piano.
At opera’s world premiere, Sonenberg delivers a home run
USM professor Dan Sonenberg’s “The Summer King” earns praise at its world premiere at the Pittsburgh Opera. The event drew praise by the Portland Press Herald.
USM School of Music announces fall 2017 season of events
The USM School of Music has announced its full lineup of performances and events for the fall semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, the Warren Memorial Visiting Artist Series, a collection of faculty-led student ensembles, the 9th annual student-led Music Education Symposium, the annual “Home for the Holidays” gala and more.
USM senior wins the Nordica Scholarship
USM performance major Rachel Shukan wins the Nordica Scholarship.
Organist and USM grad student to perform at Lewiston basilica
Organist Christopher Pelonzi, who is enrolled in a graduate program for choral conducting, will perform July 26 at Lewiston’s grand Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
USM Music alumna Megan Marino ‘05 and husband featured in Boulder Daily Camera article on international success as opera singers
On July 15, the Boulder Daily Camera featured USM alumna Megan Marino ‘05 and her husband, Michael Mayes, baritone—both internationally touring opera singers who reside in Lyons, Colorado.
Three USM singers honored as 2017 Young Stars of Maine
Three USM School of Music singers earned prizes and performed at the 2017 Young Stars of Maine Prize Winners concert at the Rockport Opera House.