A rendering of the new Crewe Center for the Arts on the USM Portland campus

Crewe Center for the Arts

We are excited to announce the construction of the new Crewe Center for the Arts on our Portland Campus. This new home to the Osher School of Music will provide a state-of-the-art learning and performance center, located in the cultural heart of Maine and steps away from a rich music scene.

Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus

Study at the Osher School of Music

We offer a personalized and opportunity-based approach to educating musicians, featuring a faculty of distinguished performers, teachers, scholars, and mentors. Our students benefit from having the vibrant greater Portland arts scene at our doorstep, and we routinely achieve nearly 100% placement of our music education graduates.

Corthell Hall Gorham Campus in Autumn

2023 / 2024 Auditions –

Undergrad & Graduate

Start your application today for Spring or Fall 2024 admission to the Osher School of Music.

Audition required for all Majors and Minors.

  • November 17, 2023*
  • January 26, 2024*
  • February 9, 2024*
  • February 10, 2024*
  • February 16, 2024*
  • April 19, 2024

* Scholarship Audition date


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 Junior Music Academy

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra performs at Merrill Auditorium on Monday, April 11, 2024 at 7 p.m. https://usm.maine.edu/osher-school-music/events.

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