School of Music
The original returning members include Scott Reeves and Mark Manduca on trombone, with Janet Reeves, piano; Jim Lyden, bass; and Les Harris Jr., drums. Christopher Oberholtzer and Thomas Michaud will join the trombone section to round out the group.
In the middle of the Fall 2014 finals week, University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music students took time to provide a charitable performance at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
The grand centerpiece concert will feature the USM Jazz Ensemble, USM Wind Ensemble, USM Chamber Singers, students majoring in Voice Performance singing opera and students majoring in Piano Performance providing accompaniment. The USM String Quartet will perform Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik,” which translates to “A Little Night Music.”
The concert will include the Southern Maine Youth Chorale (SMYC), conducted by Rebecca Green, and the Southern Maine Children’s Choir (SMCC), conducted by Paul McGovern.
The USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble performs together just once every two years. The ensemble noted that grandfathers, and grandmothers alike, are more than welcome to attend the concert.
The Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann, will conclude the concert with two works based on some of the most well known literature of all time: William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”
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Kargul will celebrate her teaching career and the legacy of the USM piano program with a concert of Schubert, Brahms and Liszt next month at Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. The concert is sponsored by Dr. Dahlia and Arthur L. Handman.
Resident Composer Daniel Sonenberg has released a new album, Peaks Island Ferry.
Five outstanding professionals, including Emmy Award-winning Hollywood composer Larry Groupé, are presenting master classes for School of Music students that also are free and open to the public. Three of the classes are presented in collaboration with Portland Ovations, the Maine-based, not-for-profit performing arts organization.
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.