School of Music


Local Students to Perform in USM Youth Ensembles Fall Choral Concert

The concert will include the Southern Maine Youth Chorale (SMYC), conducted by Rebecca Green, and the Southern Maine Children’s Choir (SMCC), conducted by Paul McGovern.

USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble Presents Concert of Original Works

The USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble performs together just once every two years. The ensemble noted that grandfathers, and grandmothers alike, are more than welcome to attend the concert.

USM Youth Ensembles to Perform Fall Instrumental Concert at Merrill Auditorium

The Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann, will conclude the concert with two works based on some of the most well known literature of all time: William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”

“Spring Awakening,” Winner of Eight Tony Awards, Goes Unplugged on the USM School of Music Concert Hall Stage

Featuring an electrifying score, this groundbreaking rock musical exudes a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget!

Acclaimed Pianist Laura Kargul Celebrates 25 Years at USM with Concert

Kargul will celebrate her teaching career and the legacy of the USM piano program with a concert of Schubert, Brahms and Liszt next month at Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. The concert is sponsored by Dr. Dahlia and Arthur L. Handman.

Portland-Based Composer Dan Sonenberg Releases New Album, "Peaks Island Ferry"

Resident Composer Daniel Sonenberg has released a new album, Peaks Island Ferry.

USM School of Music Presents Open Master Classes; Sept. 29 Class Features Emmy Award-Winning Composer, Larry Groupé

Five outstanding professionals, including Emmy Award-winning Hollywood composer Larry Groupé, are presenting master classes for School of Music students that also are free and open to the public. Three of the classes are presented in collaboration with Portland Ovations, the Maine-based, not-for-profit performing arts organization.

12th Annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert at the USM School of Music

The program ncludes R.B. Hall’s “New Colonial March,” Clare Grundman’s “Music for a Carnival,” John Philip Sousa’s march, “The Liberty Bell,” and selections from “The Music Man” including “Till There Was You,” “Marian the Librarian,” and the perennial favorite, “76 Trombones.” The USM Concert Band also will treat the audience to Giacomo Puccini’s march, “Scossa Elettrica,” (The Electric Shock) and Alex Shapiro’s “Tight Squeeze,” which Martin says is an unexpected and especially unique selection for the concert band.

Pianist Anastasia Antonacos and Fellow Maine-Based Musicians Open USM School of Music Faculty Concert Series

The popular Faculty Concert Series will open the fall season later this month with a trio of celebrated Maine-based musicians: Anastasia Antonacos, USM artist faculty in piano, Ben Noyes, cello, and Patrick Doane, violin.

USM School of Music Community to Perform at New Hampshire Bach Festival

The USM School of Music, under the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, will be well represented at the upcoming “Mostly Bach Festival,” presented Aug. 23-24 in North Conway, N.H., sponsored by White Mountain Musical Arts.