Dr. Alfred & D. Suzi Osher School of Music

Robert Lehmann

Professor, Director of String Studies and Orchestral Activities, Portland Youth Symphony, Artist Faculty violin/viola

Office Location

206 Corthell Hall

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2018

Office Hours: TBA



Academic Degrees

  • DMA Violin Performance and Literature, Boston University
  • MM Violin Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music
  • BM Violin Performance and Music History, University of the Pacific





Robert Lehmann is Professor of Music and Director of Strings Studies and Orchestral Activities at the University of Southern Maine School of Music where he conducts the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra and the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his duties at USM, he is Music Director of the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, and the White Mountain Bach Festival in New Hampshire. He holds degrees in Violin Performance from the University of the Pacific, the Eastman School and Boston University and has been a fellow at the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Festival and at the Conductors Institute at Bard College. Dr. Lehmann has concertized as violinist and conductor, in his native Mexico, throughout the US, Puerto Rico and in Europe and Ukraine. He has been of frequent guest conductor with the Portland Symphony, Portland Ballet, and has conducted All-State and Festival Orchestras from Maine to California and Hawaii. He has also been an adjudicator the National Orchestra Festival at the ASTA National Convention.

Recent engagements have included; conducting the Portland and Greensboro Symphonies, VentiCordi’s “Histoire du soldat" and three performances of the Brahms Violin concerto as soloist. This summer Dr. Lehmann will perform with the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Italy, as well as with the Camerata Pannonica in Hungary and recitals in Germany.  Dr. Lehmann primarily plays a 2014 Benjamin Ruth (Swampscott, MA) violin and resides in Scarborough, Maine with his wife Kim, a violist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and their two sons, Eric and Alex.


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Recent Publications

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Manuel Ponce: Chamber Music for Strings. String Quartet; Sonata a Duo; Petite Suite dans le style ancien; Robert Lehmann, violin; Jennifer Elowitch, violin; Kimberly Lehmann, viola; William Rounds, cello

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