School of Music


Robert Russell and Peter Martin

USM honors 35 years of music and service with Alumni Celebration Concert on Sunday, April 17 at Portland's Merrill Auditorium

The USM School of Music is marking the retirement of two extraordinary conductors, Peter Martin and Robert Russell. They’ll be joined on the grand stage by more than 200 grateful alumni from across the country.
Eric Berry-Sandelin and Ali Sarnacchiaro

Reefer Madness, Musical Theatre at USM

The USM Department of Theatre and the USM School of Music co-present this musical theatre production, Reefer Madness, Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 20.
Nora Cronin

School of Music Presents Graduate Showcase Concert

On Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m., the USM School of Music presents performances featuring students pursuing master degrees in music, as well as several alumni performers, representing a variety of musical styles.

Faculty Concert Series: John Boden, "Horns-a-Plenty"

The USM School of Music presents faculty member and Portland Symphony Orchestra principal horn John Boden in a program featuring the best solo works for horn by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), including the wonderful Sonata for Four Horns (1952).

From Northern Lights to Southern Nights, Valentine's Day with Lantz and Kargul

Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will present a Valentine’s Day concert on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Avenue in Portland.

Faculty Concert Series: Anastasia Antonacos, piano

On Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m., pianist Anastasia Antonacos (class of ’97 & faculty member) kicks off the spring semester in the USM School of Music with a solo recital featuring works by Schubert, Ravel, and Elena Ruehr.

Jazz Improvisation Weekend Final Concert, with the USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble and guest artist, Dave Pietro

After two days of intensive study on jazz improvisation, taught by the the area's top professional jazz artists, the USM School of Music is please to present the final concert of the Jazz Improvisation Weekend with Dave Pietro.

Pane-Funahashi Piano Duo Concert and Master Class featuring Maine artists Yuri Funahashi and Steven Pane.

The USM School of Music is pleased to present duo pianists Yuri Funahashi and Steven Pane in a concert on Friday, December 11 at 8 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.

Opera Scenes Concert Directed by Ellen Chickering, Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.

The USM School of Music presents the Opera Scenes concert under the direction of Ellen Chickering. Students studying voice performance or music education will perform a variety of pieces from well-known operas, along with piano accompaniment.

The USM Chamber Singers and the Joyous Sounds of Latin America

The USM School of Music presents the acclaimed USM Chamber Singers under the direction of Nicolás Alberto Dosman in our seasonal fall favorite concert; this year our traditional holiday concert has a Latin flair!