Alan Kaschub, interim director, USM School of Music and Michele Kaschub, music education




The University of Southern Maine

School of Music

25th Anniversary Scholarship Gala



This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the USM School of Music’s Annual Schoalrship Gala.  A signature event and kick-off to the holiday season, this evening highlights the formidable talent of USM School of Music students, entertains hundreds of guests and most importantly, raises more than $50,000 to help talented young musicians’ dreams come true by providing them the opportunity to study under world-class teachers in one of the most respected music schools in the Northeast.



This year we Return to the Eastland, where many of our early galas were held.  Join us as we celebrate many wonderful memories of this special night!


Reservation Levels

A patron reservation is $100/person.  A Host Committee reservation is $150/person.

Host names are printed on the formal invitations and in the gala program books. Businesses may purchase Corporate Host Tables for Ten for $1,500.


The Evening

Enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres and dinner with a backdrop of music performed by USM music students. We will have a spectacular live auction and raffle drawing followed a very special concert, featuring our talented music students.


Live Auction

The live auction at this elegant evening is the main fund raising event for the USM School of Music.  Each year outstanding donations are auctioned off by a professional auctioneer.


Scholarships at the USM School of Music

Over the past twenty-four years, this event has raised over three-quarters of a million dollars for scholarships for talented, passionate and worthy USM music majors, who in turn enrich our lives and the lives of younger generations throughout Maine, the country and beyond.


Our Music Education students work with over 16,000 K-12 students in the state of Maine each year and our teaching alums reach hundreds of thousands across the state, the country and even as far as Korea, the Philippines and Bahrain. Our students go on to do amazing things like singing at the Met (currently 3 of our alums perform at the Met), performing with philharmonic orchestras, touring and recording around the world with some of today's most famous entertainers, composing music for film scores and television commercials, and some have even won Grammy awards. Many of these students wouldn't have had the opportunity to study at the School of Music without a scholarship. This night is really about helping turn dreams into realities.


For more information, contact Binney Brackett, (207) 780-5003,


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