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Osher School of Music at the University of Southern Maine

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Located amidst the vibrant arts community of Southern Maine, we offer an engaged learning environment featuring seven undergraduate and five graduate tracks of study.  Applicants from surrounding New England states are eligible for the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) RSP tuition discount. Canadian students are eligible for in-state tuition. Upon enrolling, you will find yourself pursuing a program of study under the close mentorship of a faculty of distinguished performers, scholars, and teachers. You will benefit from having the vibrant greater Portland arts scene at your doorstep. 

Audition Dates

Friday, November 17, 2023* 

Friday, January 26, 2024*

Friday, February 9, 2024*   

Saturday, February 10, 2024* 

Friday, February 16, 2024* 

Friday, April 19, 2024 

* Scholarship Dates 
Instrumental, Vocal and Musical Theatre auditions available on all dates.

Eligibility Requirements:
Students who wish to be music majors or minors at the University of Southern Maine must formally apply to the University and must audition before the music faculty.  Reservations should preferably be received at least one week prior to your audition date. All students auditioning by February 16, 2024 are eligible for Osher School of Music scholarship consideration.  These awards are in addition to University of Southern Maine merit scholarships. Please note, your decision date cannot be confirmed until your application to the University of Southern Maine Office of Admissions has been received.

While always preferable to audition in person, the option to upload audition videos through Get Acceptd is available. If choosing this option, please prepare your performance audition and upload directly into the media section of the application. All audition materials must be uploaded prior to your chosen audition decision date. Interviews, portfolio reviews, theory and aural skills diagnostic testing will be completed online on your selected date. You will be contacted about scheduling.


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