Student instrumentals and vocalists, grade 12 and down, are invited to audition for the University of Southern Maine School of Music’s Youth Ensembles.

The Ensembles, comprised of young musicians from throughout northern New England, include the Southern Maine Children’s Chorus, Portland Young People’s String Consort, Portland Youth Junior Orchestra, Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra and Portland Youth Wind Ensemble.

Auditions will be held Wednesday through Friday, May 25 through 27. Details are available online at Information also is available by sending email to

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