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USM School of Music Senior Wins Top Prize in Bay Chamber Concerts Young Stars of Maine Competition

Aaren Rivard, tenor, a senior Voice Performance major at the USM School of Music, has been awarded the Eleanor Erdman and Diane Nixon Vocal Excellence Prize.

Composer Daniel Sonenberg to Present World Premiere at Concert of New Chamber Music

"Since early 2011, I have kept three different strands of musical activity going, two of which -- my opera, "The Summer King," and my rock output with the band Lovers of Fiction and as a solo artist -- have had more focused public exposure than the third, my chamber music." - Daniel Sonenberg

USM School of Music Alumni Composers Return for Anniversary Concert

The USM Composers Ensemble celebrates 10 years of innovation this month with an anniversary concert, featuring world premieres by USM undergraduates and ten alumni commissions.

USM School of Music Student and Alumni To Perform in Portland Symphony Orchestra Opera

Aaren Rivard, George Eisenhauer ’14, and Nathaniel Menifield ’09, each will perform in the Portland Symphony Orchestra's Dialogues of the Carmelites on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Jobey Wilson, Tuba, Featured in USM Faculty Concert Series

Wilson’s program will include a variety of styles and works ranging from standard staples of the tuba repertoire, back to the cello music of J. S. Bach, and forward to the world premiere of a grand opus for tuba and electric guitar.

Maine Premiere of "Catch Me If You Can" the Musical Presented by USM School of Music and Department of Theatre

The fast-paced musical features a score of infectious, hard-driving jazz and glorious big-band sound by the dream team behind the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray,” and NBC’s musical drama, “Smash.”

USM School of Music To Present Free Master Class with Internationally Acclaimed Violinist Ray Chen

Award-winning violinist Ray Chen has received international praise and is known for uncompromising rhythmic integrity, rock-solid technique and lush sound.

Pianist Laura Kargul and Violinist Ronald Lantz Present Annual Valentine’s Day Concert

“Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: The Secret Loves of the Great Romantics” is co-presented by the USM School of Music and The Lark Society on Sunday, February 15 at 2 p.m., at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland.

The Maine Bones Reunite for USM School of Music Concert

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.

USM School of Music Students Share the Warmth of Holiday Spirit at Maine Medical Center

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.

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