School of Music
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.
Aaron Clarke, 2017 Featured Graduate
Aaron Clarke aided USM Associate Professor and Resident Composer Dan Sonenberg in his opera, "The Summer King," which premiered April 29th in Pittsburgh.
BAFTA award-winning composer, sound designer, guitarist Jim Bonney to premiere concerto during artist residency at USM - May 3-6
The USM School of Music’s spring semester will come to a close with a special guest artist in residence, Jim Bonney, a BAFTA award-winning composer, sound designer and guitarist. The School of Music’s new assistant professor and director of bands, Trae Blanco, will welcome Bonney for the Maine premiere of his concerto,“DARKlightNESS for Electric Guitar and Wind Ensemble,” which premiered at Arizona State University in 2015. USM will be a consortium supporter commissioning this new work.
Coming events in the USM School of Music
This week and through the end of the semester, the USM School of Music presents some exceptional performances. Learn about them all, and come out to support our students and faculty performers.
'Molded by the Flow' world premiere receives extensive media recognition
Judy Harrison of the Bangor Daily News called the show "a triumph of academic cooperation that allowed students and faculty to create a multimedia production that envelops theatergoers with sights and sounds that not only tell a set of particular stories but evoke strong memories of their own experiences in Maine."
USM School of Music presents annual Spring Youth Ensembles Instrumental Concert on April 13 at Merrill Auditorium
On Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m., the USM Youth Ensembles, Portland's outstanding regional youth music performance program, will perform their annual Spring instrumental concert at Merrill Auditorium.
USM Chamber Singers, music students, faculty selected to present and perform at 2017 Eastern Division Conference
The USM School of Music will be well-represented at this year’s Eastern Division Conference. The USM Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Dosman, have been selected to perform at the 55th National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference from April 5-8 in Atlantic City, NJ. School of Music faculty Dr. Michele Kaschub has also been selected to present eight workshops at the conference, three of which will prominently feature undergraduate students at USM.