School of Music


USM School of Music to Hold Creative Arts Therapy Conference

With the support of the USM School of Music, Kate Beever, board-certified music therapist, USM graduate and prominent percussionist and keyboardist, is organizing a conference titled, “Creative Health: Conference for Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers,” scheduled for Saturday, May 31, at USM.

USM School of Music to Present 37th Annual Honors Recital

Celebrating excellence in undergraduate music performance, the USM School of Music will present its 37th Annual Honors Recital next week on the Gorham campus.

USM Opera Workshop to Accept Valuable Costume Collection

The men’s and women’s costumes, designed and created by Boston fashion professional Helen H. Friedman, includes full sets of costumes for such productions as “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” “Lady in the Dark,” “The Mikado,” “The Pirates of Penzance” and other Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.

USM School of Music to Present Three Concerts in Portland in One Week

The School of Music is known for presenting several concerts in Portland each season, in addition to a busy schedule of concerts, master classes and special events on the USM Gorham campus and numerous venues in Gorham.

USM Youth Ensembles to Perform Spring Instrumental Concert at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium

The USM Youth Ensembles will welcome Norman Huynh, assistant conductor and community liaison of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, as guest conductor of the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and also will celebrate the 25th anniversary year of the Portland Young People’s String Consort.

Violinist Robert Lehmann and Friends to Perform Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” and Others at USM School of Music

As the final presentation of the 2013-2014 Faculty Concert Series, Lehmann’s concert offers a vibrant program, opening with Beethoven’s “Spring” and closing with Schubert’s “Trout Quintet,” a piece known for its vitality and lightness.

Bassoonist Wren Saunders to Present “An Evening of Chamber Music for Winds and Strings” at USM School of Music

Joining Saunders will be Robert Lehmann, violin; Matt Watras, viola; William Rounds, cello; George Calvert, bass; Tom Parchman, clarinet; John Boden, horn; and George Lopez, piano.

USM Pianist Anastasia Antonacos to Celebrate Classical and Contemporary Works in CD Pre-Release Concert

The concert will feature compelling selections by Franz Liszt, Leoš Janácek, and Einojuhani Rautavaara and expressive modern pieces by British composer Cecilia McDowall.

Ronald Lantz and Laura Kargul Concert, “To Clara, with Love,” Rescheduled for March 1

The program, which will remain the same as the original concert, features several works written for and by Clara Schumann, the widely renowned pianist and composer beloved by both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

USM School of Music to Present Violinist Ronald Lantz and Pianist Laura Kargul in Valentine’s Day Concert

"Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: To Clara, with Love,” will feature several works written for and by Clara Schumann, the widely renowned pianist and composer beloved by both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.