School of Music


Portland Young People's String Consort
“The USM Youth Ensembles annual fall instrumental concert is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a vibrant musical community made up of talented young musicians, an engaged university and thriving music programs in area schools,” said Alan Kaschub, director of the USM School of Music.
CARRIE the musical
Just in time for Halloween weekend, “CARRIE the musical,” makes its Maine premiere at the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music. Set to a score of thrilling pop and rock songs, the cult prom-queen musical is the perfect recipe of exciting, subversive and provocative fare for a terrifying weekend of live theater.
Srinivas Krishnan
Guest artists Srinivas Krishnan, master Indian percussionist, and Arjun Chandy, singer and vocal coach, will join the USM Composers Ensemble for a Concert of Indian and World Music, directed by Dan Sonenberg, USM Associate Professor and Resident Composer.
William Rounds
William Rounds, University of Southern Maine (USM) faculty cellist, will present a concert later this month at the USM School of Music, featuring lively accompanied and solo pieces, and concluding with a grand masterpiece by Zoltan Kodály.
One of the U.S.’s most prominent music educators will be the keynote speaker this month when the University of Southern Maine (USM) Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education hosts the fifth annual Northern New England Collegiate Symposium on Music Education.
Youngsters in the greater Portland area who are looking for a fun and exciting opportunity to sing in a choral group are encouraged to audition for either of two choruses sponsored by the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music.
Wind Ensemble
The USM Wind Ensemble is an acclaimed collection of students who have established a tradition of performing both classic works and modern experimental combinations.
Laura Kargul
Kargul, USM professor of music and director of keyboard studies, will present two preludes and fugues from Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier,” Book I; Beethoven's “Waldstein Sonata”; and Brahms' “Variations on a Theme by Handel” in a piano concert.
Concert Band
In celebration of autumn and the beginning of the new school year, the USM School of Music invites the community to enjoy this free annual concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Bridget Convey
Cage’s “Sonatas and Interludes” is his most technically complex piece and is widely regarded as his magnum opus. The piece, however, is rarely performed.


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