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Excellence is the hallmark of the USM School of Music. Located near the coastal and mountain regions of Maine in the heart of Maine's population center, the School is a vibrant hub of artistic and educational activity. As the only School of Music in a public university in New England, we have linked the best aspects of a comprehensive school with a personalized and opportunity-based approach to educating 21st-century musicians. Students benefit from having the vibrant greater Portland arts scene at our doorstep.

News & Events

Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
The University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music fall 2015 season is brimming with audience favorites such as the Faculty Concert Series, USM Youth Ensembles, undergraduate and graduate student ensembles, as well as acclaimed visiting artists, the 25th Annual Scholarship Gala, and an award winning musical theatre favorite.
Brian Diehl, USM School of Music Artist Faculty in trombone and euphonium
"Mackey's music is very popular these days, and this work is no exception. It's a wonderful piece for trombone and winds and percussion," said Diehl.
USM Chamber Singers perform in Dubrovnik, Croatia
The USM Chamber Singers have returned from their nine-day tour of Eastern Europe. The group performed at churches and cathedrals in Croatia and Slovenia.
September 11, 2015
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall
September 12, 2015
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Corthell Hall, check in will be in the Lobby
September 20, 2015
5:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
September 26, 2015
1:00 PM
On the Green in front of Corthll Hall, USM Gorham campus
October 16, 2015
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus

USM School of Music Apparel

USM School of Music Clothing

Back by popular demand, it's the USM School of Music hoodies ($31.99), Tee shirts ($12.99) and Decals ($4.50). Available at the USM Bookstore on the Portland campus, but if you can't make it to Portland, order them on the phone and the Bookstore will have them delivered to Corthell Hall on the Gorham campus. Start the semester in style showing your support for the USM School of Music!

Faculty Concert Series opens on Friday, September 11

Wren Saunders, bassoon

In the opening faculty concert of the season on Friday, September 11, bassoonist Wren Saunders assembles a faculty and guest artist chamber group for an extraordinary evening of contemporary music featuring the bassoon, flute, clarinet and harp.

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