School of Music Graduate Programs
Message from the Director:
I hope you find this web site helpful. We welcome your questions and would be happy to provide more information and assistance to any student who wishes to apply to the program or who wants to take a course or two.
The University of Southern Maine School of Music offers music degrees in composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, pedagogy, and performance. The School of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. With more than fifty-five full-time, part-time, and artist faculty, its impact on the cultural life of New England can be found in all areas of musical activity, from the elementary teacher to the professional performer. One will find USM School of Music graduates teaching on every level from preschool to graduate school. Their expertise as teachers and/or performers is highly regarded and in great demand.
"My God," Paul Hindemith once observed, "How can anyone ever be a master of music?"
Music is a limitless art and an inexhaustible field of study. The one thing every graduate student will discover with equal intensity is that the more one learns about music, the more one realizes how little he or she knows. But students will also find that music can yield delight as surely in the solitude of the library stacks or the practice room as in the concert hall, the opera stage, or the jazz club.
- Scott Harris, Director
- USM School of Music
Master of Music with concentrations in:
- Conducting - Choral
- Conducting - Orchestral
- Conducting - Wind
- Jazz Studies
- Music Education
- Pedagogy - Piano
- Pedagogy - Voice
- Performance - Brass or Percussion
- Performance - Organ
- Performance - Piano
- Performance - Strings
- Performance - Voice
- Performance - Woodwinds
- The University of Southern Maine School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
- Graduate Program Advisors
- Please feel free to contact the program advisor for more information on the specific area of study in which you are interested. Click on the name to contact them by e-mail.
- Music Education: Prof. Michele Kaschub
- Choral: Prof. Robert Russell
- Wind: Prof. Peter Martin
- Orchestral: Prof. Robert Lehmann
- Composition: Prof. Daniel Sonenberg
- Jazz Studies: Prof. Christopher Oberholtzer
- Piano/Organ: Prof. Laura Kargul
- Brass/Percussion: Prof. Peter Martin
- Woodwinds: Prof. Thomas Parchman
- Strings: Prof. Robert Lehmann
- Voice: Prof. Bruce Fithian and Prof. Ellen Chickering
- Additional Information
- Admission and Application Information
- Music Auditions
- Information for Matriculated Students
- Programs of Study
- Graduate Assistantships
- Course Listing