School of Music


USM Youth Ensembles at Merrill Auditorium

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

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.

'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.