School of Music



'Molded by the Flow' - a collaborative performance with USM School of Music and Departments of Theatre and Art opens April 14

The world premiere of “Molded by the Flow,” a multimedia, interdisciplinary performance collaboration from the Libra Professorship at USM, School of Music and departments of Theatre and Art, will open April 14-15 in Lewiston at the Gendron Franco Center for Heritage and the Performing Arts; and will appear in Gorham April 21-29 at the Main Stage, Russell Hall at USM.
USM Wind Ensemble "Fables and Story Telling"

"Fables and Story Telling" - USM Wind Ensemble, More Than a Musical Experience

The USM Wind Ensemble will explore music from the last one hundred years showcasing the abilities of our top performers in the School of Music through chamber music repertoire.
Student singer Rachel Shukan

USM’s 'Merry Wives of Windsor' draws praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer

The USM-produced opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," drew praise in a March 5 review by the Portland Press Herald's Allan Kozinn.
Elisabeth Marshall and Bridget Convey

March 17 - Scenes from New England: Music and Texts by New England Composers and Poets

Voice Artist Faculty members Elisabeth Marshall and Scott Wheatley, with Bridget Convey on piano, present a dramatic and emotional musical program of poems and stories from Maine and New England
Helena Crothers-Villers and Rachel Shukan, "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

USM’s "Merry Wives of Windsor" Puts the Women in Control

Opening on Friday, March 3, and running through Sunday, March 12, the USM School of Music and Department of Theatre join forces in Nicolai’s fully-staged comic opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor."
Portland Brass Quintet

Faculty Concert Series: Portland Brass Quintet

The Portland Brass Quintet is regularly heard throughout southern and central Maine. Hear them on February 3 at Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham campus.
Laura Kargul and Ronald Lantz

Valentine's Day with Lantz and Kargul: Victorian Passions

Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will present another of their popular Valentine’s Day concerts at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m.
French Horns

USM School of Music Announces Spring 2017 Concert Season

The USM School of Music has announced its spring calendar including a full slate of diverse performances featuring faculty-led student ensembles, faculty concerts, USM’s quadrennial opera, the world premiere of an interdisciplinary collaboration, an award-winning visiting artist’s concerto premiere with the USM Concert Band and more.
Elisabeth Marshall USM voice faculty

USM School of Music voice faculty Elisabeth Marshall '02 awarded citation from The American Prize

On December 7, Elisabeth Marshall ‘02 was awarded a Special Citation from The American Prize Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award in Vocal Performance (women in art song and oratorio, professional division), for "Outstanding Performance in Music before 1800."
Reid and Dan Crewe

USM School of Music announces a $600,000 gift at President's 'Coming Home' Scholarship Gala

At the Dec. 2 President's Scholarship Gala, Reid Crewe, Director of Grants at the Bob Crewe Foundation, announced a gift of $500,000 in scholarship support for the School of Music and was quickly followed by Daniel Crewe's announcement of his personal commitment of $100,000, also for scholarships. These transformational gifts to support scholarships added to a record-breaking scholarship round held that evening and USM's recent Day of Giving, which raised nearly $1.5M for student scholarships.