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



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


The University of Southern Maine

School of Music

25th Anniversary Scholarship Gala




This year will marks the 25th 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, Back to the Eastland, will be reflected in the music, the menu and the décor of the venue.


Reservation Levels


A patron reservation is $100/person.  A Host reservation is $150/person. 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 program books.




Enjoy an elegant evening in support of scholarships for USM School of Music students. The "Back to the Eastland" Music Scholarship Gala will feature an all new format, including gourmet food and wine paring, dessert, an espresso & cappuccino bar, live auction, silent auction, raffle and music all night long from our acclaimed music students.


Live Auction, Raffle, Silent 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 auctioneer.


Importance of raising scholarship funds for the USM School of Music


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.


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