School of Music

USM Concert Band Conducted by Trae Blanco

November 20, 2016
2:00 PM
Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road
$8 general public, $5 students, seniors, USM employees and alumni
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The USM Concert Band conducted by Trae Blanco performs their annual fall concert at Gorham Middle School on 106 Weeks Road.

About the Conductor

Dr. Trae Blanco is in his first year as Director of Bands at the University of Southern Maine. In July 2015, he was a guest conductor with the United States Army "Pershing's Own" Concert Band in Washington, D.C. In both 2015 and 2016 Dr. Blanco was a finalist in the American Prize in Wind Conducting.

Dr. Blanco holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from the Herberger Institute at Arizona State University where his principal teachers included Professor Gary W. Hill and Dr. Wayne Bailey. Prior to attending ASU, Blanco completed a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting with Professor Stephen W. Pratt at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music education degree from New Mexico State University (NMSU). He has continued conducting studies with workshops across the country. 

To learn more about concert band and wind ensemble opportunities at the University of Southern Maine, contact Dr. Trae Blanco at

Members of the press and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646. 

Contact Information

USM Music Box Office
(207) 780-5555