23rd Annual Scholarship Gala
Friday, December 6, 2013
5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Abromson Community Education Center, Portland
Gala Reservation and Raffle Ticket Order Form here.
Season of Light
USM School of Music 23rd Annual Scholarship Gala
Date: Friday, December 6, 2013
Time: 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Place: Abromson Community Education Center,
For: Hors d’oeuvres * Festive Banquet *
Music performed by USM music majors throughout the
FMI: Binney Brackett, (207) 780-5003,
This year will mark the 23rd anniversary of the USM School of
Music’s annual scholarship gala. A signature event, this evening
highlights the formidable talent of USM School of Music students,
entertains hundreds of guests and most importantly, raises more
than $50,000 net for USM music scholarships.
This year’s theme, La Stagione della Luce Veneziana: A
Venetian Season of Light, will be reflected in the
music, the menu and the décor of the venue.
A patron reservation is $90/person. A Host reservation is
More than 150 guests now join the Host Committee, including
businesses that purchase “Corporate Host Tables for Ten.” Host
names are printed on the formal invitations and in the gala
Hors d’oeuvres are
served during cocktails with a backdrop of holiday music performed
by USM student music ensembles. There is reserved seating at a
festive dinner banquet with complimentary dinner wine and
tableside serenading. A welcoming champagne toast in Hannaford
Hall will be made by University President, Theodora Kalikow,
followed by a spectacular live auction, raffle drawing and
announcement of the silent action winners. This all leads of to
the grand centerpiece concert performed by talented USM School of
Music students. The evening concludes with desert and coffee in
the grand lobby accompanied by more live seasonal music.
Live Auction, Raffle,
Auction and Music Performed by USM Music Majors
The gala’s live auction is the “backbone” to raising funds for USM
music scholarships through this elegant evening. Each year,
spectacular donations are auctioned-off by a professional
Importance of raising scholarship funds for the USM School
Over the past twenty-three years, this scholarship event has
raised more than one-half million dollars for scholarships, all of
which has been awarded to 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.