South Shore Conservatory Announces New Arts for a Creative Life Department

Arts for a Creative Life KickOff WeekFeatures Performances and Classes for Adult Learners

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces the launch of its new adult programming initiative, Arts for a Creative Life, with a week of free performances and open classes September 27 through October 2 at their Hingham campus at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, and Duxbury campus at 64 St. George Street, Duxbury.

Shake Your Soul LRSSC’s Arts for a Creative Life department offers a full range of arts experiences – concerts, group classes, private lessons, and performance opportunities – designed to challenge adult minds, stimulate creativity and build vibrant social connections.

Kick-off Week starts on Tuesday, September 27, 11 am, at SSC’s Duxbury Campus, with a free Coffee Break Concert Music from the Movies featuring Holly Marshall, voice, Amanda Roberts, violin, and Sarah Troxler, piano.  Coffee, tea and breakfast sweets will be provided.  Concert goers are invited to stay for a brown bag lunch, and then participate in a series of free open classes.  At 12:30 pm, Shake Your Soul encourages adults of all abilities to discover their own fluid strength, grace and balance.   The Hand Chime Choir inspires everyone to ring together.  At 1 pm, the Golden Voices Chorus offers singers a chance to revisit their old favorites, as well as explore folk and contemporary literature. A Community Drum Circle encourages conversations through the spontaneous creation of music.  No previous experience is required to participate, everyone is welcome.  For more information or to make a reservation to attend, contact Anne Smith at 781-934-2731 ext. 21.

Kick-off Week continues with free open classes at both the Duxbury and Hingham campuses.  Adults are invited to try something new, or reconnect with the arts they already love.

Open Classes:

Women Song:  Wednesday, 9/28, 7:30 pm Hingham

Adult Jazz Workshop:  Thursday, 9/29, 7:30 pm Hingham

Intro to Piano:  Friday, 9/30, 11:30 am Duxbury

Intro to Violin:  Friday 9/30, 7:00 pm Hingham

Intro to Guitar:  Saturday, 10/1, 1:00 pm Hingham

Irish Seisiun:  Saturday, 10/1, 2:30 pm Hingham

Improv Comedy Workshop:  Saturday, 10/1, 12:00 pm Hingham

Kick-off Week closes on Sunday, October 2, with a free Adult Coffee House, from 4 to 6 pm at SSC’s Duxbury Campus.  All adult performers and performing groups from the South Shore are invited. For more information or to reserve a performance time, contact Anne Smith at 781-934-2731 ext. 21.

Drum CircleSSC’s Arts for a Creative Life Department welcomes the widest range of students and audiences possible by removing barriers to participation and inviting everyone in, regardless of ability.  Both SSC campuses are wheelchair accessible.  For more detailed information about accessibility, please contact us or visit our ‘Know Before You Go Page’ at

Registration for SSC’s fall 2016 performing arts programs is open for students of all ages. Adult classes begin October 3 at both the Hingham and Duxbury campuses.  For more information about Arts for a Creative Life, including schedules, tuition and financial aid, please visit, call Anne Smith, Director of Community Partnerships, at 781-934-2731 ext. 21, or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook and Twitter. 



About South Shore Conservatory

2013 SSC Logo PinterestSouth Shore Conservatory, recently recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is celebrating nearly 45 years of enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts. SSC was founded as a not-for-profit community music school in 1970 and now has two beautiful campuses in Hingham and Duxbury.  Currently serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities, SSC is the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. Through innovative partnerships with social service agencies, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s more fragile members. SSC’s Hingham campus is located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565. SSC’s Duxbury campus is located at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. South Shore Conservatory is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.  SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook or visit

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.