School of Music


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!

"Hope and Redemption" The USM Chorale in Concert, Conducted by Nicolás Alberto Dosman

The USM School of Music is pleased to introduce Nicolás Alberto Dosman, newly conducting and directing the choral activities in the School of Music, conducting the USM Chorale in their fall concert, "Hope and Redemption."

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra: "Inspired by Dance"

The Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Lehmann will perform their fall concert on Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. The highlight of this concert will be a performance of Richard Strauss’ "Duo Concertino" featuring original choreography by Warren Memorial Visiting Artist, Nell Shipman, the new Artistic Director of Portland Ballet. Members of the Portland Ballet and USM music students Jordan Dube and Kevin Schaefer will be featured.

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Robert Lehmann, Performs Music "Inspired by Dance"

The USM School of Music presents the fall concert of the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehmann, with USM student soloists and guest choreographer, Nell Shipman. The concert will be held on Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center (new location).

USM Wind Ensemble conducted by Peter Martin

The USM School of Music presents the USM Wind Ensemble in a Fall concert. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2015 in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.

Taylor O’Donnell – Original Music and More

The University of Southern Maine School of Music presents the second faculty concert of the season. Featured jazz vocalist, Taylor O’Donnell will be backed by the USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble, with Barry Saunders, saxophones; Chris Oberholtzer, trombone; Chris Klaxton, trumpet/piano; Gary Wittner, guitar; Bronek Suchanek, bass; and Less Harris Jr., drums.

USM School of Music Announces Concert Lineup for Fall 2015

The University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music fall 2015 season is brimming with audience favorites such as the Faculty Concert Series, USM Youth Ensembles, undergraduate and graduate student ensembles, as well as acclaimed visiting artists, the 25th Annual Scholarship Gala, and an award winning musical theatre favorite.

Brian Diehl, Artist Faculty in Trombone and Euphonium, to Perform John Mackey's "Harvest: Concerto for Trombone" with the Hartford Symphony

"Mackey's music is very popular these days, and this work is no exception. It's a wonderful piece for trombone and winds and percussion," said Diehl.

USM Chamber Singers Make Sixth European Tour

The USM Chamber Singers have returned from their nine-day tour of Eastern Europe. The group performed at churches and cathedrals in Croatia and Slovenia.