South Shore Conservatory Opens Registration for 2019 Fall Arts Programs

SSC’s Rock Band, image courtesy of South Shore Conservatory – South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces open registration for their fall 2019 performing arts programs for students of all ages and abilities at their Hingham and Duxbury campuses, and their new location at Laura’s Center for the Arts, 97 Mill Street in Hanover. Most classes start the week of September 9.

SSC offers its First Lesson Free program for new private lesson instrument or voice students, or current SSC students who wish to add a new instrument, at its Hingham or Duxbury campuses, from September 9 through October 31, 2019.

Programs offered, through SSC’s collaboration with Laura’s Center, include Music Together, Musical Theater, Tot Yoga, Preschool Yoga, SSC Community Voices, Too!, the Parkinson’s Chorus, SSC Memory Café, and dance classes.

For students, ages infant through six, SSC offers multiple opportunities to discover music through its Music Together® program, which gives children, ages infants through four, a gentle introduction to the world of music, and Music Sprouts for ages three through five.  Caregivers are required to accompany the student in both of these programs.

SSC’s Youth Orchestra,
photo by Paul Hoffman

For ages four through six, SSC offers Discovering Music and Discovering Drama which provide opportunities for young students to explore the arts through song, movement, games and play. 

Students as young as age three may participate in SSC’s Suzuki Instruction program which teaches young children to play violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, piano, and bass without needing to read music. 

There are a limited number of fall openings available for SSC’s arts-integrated Preschool/PreK/Kindergarten programs. Starting in October, the public can watch these programs in action at SSC’s monthly Take a Peek open house sessions.

Students age six through twelve can develop their skills in any of SSC’s FUNdamentals classes: Rhythm FUNdamentals, Singing FUNdamentals Primo/Mezzo, Piano FUNdamentals and Fiddle FUNdamentals. Older students can attend Pop/Rock Vocal Tech, Let’s Put on a Show and Saturday Stage Club drama classes, Chamber Music, and Rock Band.

SSC is proud to offer the American Ballet Theater ® (ABT) National Training Curriculum, a nine-level program, for ages three through 18, that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. Students ages five and up can also join Hip Hop at the Hingham and Duxbury campuses.  Pre-Primary Ballet and Hip Hop are offered at Laura’s Center for the Arts.

Students who play an instrument or love to sing may join South Shore Conservatory Youth Chorus or South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra. Students in grades three through six interested in joining SSC Youth Chorus may attend an open rehearsal/pizza party on September 9, 5 pm at SSC’s Duxbury campus at 64 St. George Street. 

SSC’s Youth Orchestra and students in its dance program
perform in a combined concert,
photo by Paul Hoffman

For new students interested in participating in SSC Youth Orchestra, audition days are Wednesday, September 11, from 6 to 8 pm, at SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts at 64 St. George Street in Duxbury, and Wednesday, September 18, 5 to 8 pm at South Shore Conservatory’s Hingham campus at One Conservatory Drive.  Students can register for an audition time at [email protected].

For those who may learn differently, SSC offers creative arts therapies (CAT) classes such as Music and Movement Group, Percussion Commotion, SSC Community Voices, Memory Café, Accessible Yoga and Adaptive Dance

For adults, SSC offers American Songbook  as well as Adult Intro to Piano/Keyboard, Violin, Guitar, or Ukulele, Adult Rock Band, Chamber Ensembles, Golden Voices, and SSC Community Voices at both campus locations and Recorder Ensemble and Shake Your Soul at the Duxbury campus.

For more information about fall programs, including schedules, tuition and tuition assistance, please visit, call 781-749-7565 in Hingham or 781-934-2731 in Duxbury, or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook.

South Shore Conservatory
South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for almost 50 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 4500 students of all ages and abilities at two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. A third campus in Hanover is scheduled to open to the public for classes and programs in the summer of 2020.

Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play.

SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731), and administrative offices at 135 Webster Street, Hanover, (781-421-6162). SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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.