Study at Osher School of Music

Excellence is the hallmark of the School of Music. Located near the coastal and mountain regions of Maine in the heart of Maine’s population center, the School of Music is a dynamic hub of artistic and educational activity.

Summer Youth Music Programs

The Osher School of Music at the University of Southern Maine offers five unique summer programs that are challenging, fun, affordable, and will enhance your child’s musical or theatrical performance. Campers spend the week at USM’s historic, tree-lined Gorham campus where performance opportunites, new friends, and summer activities will make their performing arts camps experience unforgettable

Auditions for the 2023-2024 Youth Ensembles takes place in May for band and orchestra opportunities from September 2023 to August, 2023. Click the Learn More link for information about all of our youth programs.

Center for the Arts

The new Center for the Arts on the University of Southern Maine Portland Campus is the future home of the Osher School of Music.

Summer Graduate Courses

MUE 614 Curriculum Development and Assessment
June 17-July 19, 2023
, online/blended
Michele Kaschub, Ph.D.

MUS 565-0002 Topics in Vocal Studies: Gender Diverse Vocal Pedagogy
July 3 to August 18

Mary Johnston Letellier

MUE 595 Teaching Modern Band
July 10-14, 2023

Matthew Clauhs, Ph.D.

Portland Youth Ensembles

Portland Youth Wind Ensemble
Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Portland Junior Symphony Orchestra
Portland Young Peoples String Consort

Summer Youth Music and
Theatre Camps

Southern Maine Theatre Academy
Southern Maine Youth Band Day Camp
Southern Maine Music Academy (SoMMA)
Southern Maine Choral Music Academy
Southern Maine Junior Music Academy

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra performs at Merrill Auditorium on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 7 p.m.


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