Theatre Showcase 2017 Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. Every semester our Theatre degree students work on developing particular skills or creative ideas that they share with faculty and fellow students. We’re proud to share this work with… Read More
      The USM Wind Ensemble performs Grammy Award winning and Pulitzer nominated composer Carter Pann’s Bach Buck for chamber winds. Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, loria@maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM’s telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646. Read More
    The USM Composers Ensemble, ranging in size from 10-30 musicians, begins each semester with no music, and a different combination of instruments and players than the last semester. Under the encouragement, instruction and inspiration of Daniel Sonenberg, resident composer and director of the ensemble, compositions are read… Read More
    The USM School of Music presents the USM Jazz Ensemble, directed by Christopher Oberholtzer. This ensemble is a full sized 17 piece big band. This performance will be diverse in nature and will focus on more contemporary literature from composers such as Fred Sturm as well as… Read More
    Internationally acclaimed conductor/pianist Mark Gibson will present two days of master classes in conducting, opera and piano. Maestro Gibson, director of Orchestral Studies at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati, also serves as guest conducting faculty at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing… Read More
      The USM Chamber Singers present their popular Fall concert, Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season, conducted by Nicolás Alberto Dosman. The concert will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Williston-Immanuel United Church at 156 High Street in Portland. Suggested… Read More
    The University of Southern Maine (USM) Youth Ensembles, Portland’s outstanding regional youth music performance program, will perform their annual Fall instrumental concert at Merrill Auditorium. Presented by the USM School of Music, the concert will include: the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann, USM… Read More
    The USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Taylor O’Donnell, includes both music and non-music majors. The ensemble will perform intricate arrangements of jazz standards, as well as pieces written specifically for vocal jazz ensembles. Per the ensemble’s custom, the performance will include improvised vocal solos. Tickets… Read More
    By William Shakespeare Directed by Sara Valentine November 10 – November 19, 2017 Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16 at… Read More
    USM Jazz Combos under the direction of School of Music jazz faculty members, will perform a diverse and memorable show.  This performance is a collaborative effort between OLS and USM to showcase the USM School of Music’s jazz program. Admission is $5 in advance, and on the day… Read More
    Featuring Mariana Mihai-Zoeter, soprano and SSG Chris Leslie, euphonium, West Point Band, we celebrate two great Americans, John F. Kennedy and Leonard Bernstein. The concert will be held on Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m. at McCormack Performing Arts Center, 41 Morrill Avenue in Gorham. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors, USM alumni, and… Read More
    Barry Saunders has assembled fellow musicians to highlight the saxophone, include several major works for saxophone with piano accompaniment, and several pieces for saxophone in a chamber music setting. Joining Barry for this installment of the USM Faculty Concert Series will be Dean Stein, violin; Patrick Owen, cello;… Read More