WICKED LOCAL HANOVER – In response to requests from parents for summer enrichment programs for their children, South Shore Conservatory announced its plan to offer both virtual private lessons and virtual programs this summer, beginning June 16.
For children birth to four with a caregiver, SSC will offer Music Together Online, a gentle introduction to music. The new Zoom music-making platform allows friends and grandparents to participate in the classes as well, from afar.
Flute players at all levels are invited to join the online flute symphony. SSC’s Flute Symphony, which runs Monday and Wednesday evenings from July 6-29, gathers online to play and learn together, culminating in a virtual ensemble of flute symphony selections July 29.
SMFCONNECT, a virtual program of the Summer Music Festival, offers for winds, percussion and string students currently in grades five-college an opportunity to develop their core musicianship in a supportive and interactive environment. The program, structured to be flexible, runs from Monday through Thursday, July 13-30, gives students and families the opportunity to choose from a wide range of experiences and time commitments.
For singers, Summer Vocal Institute Online, which runs from July 27-Aug. 7, offers a way to continue building their vocal skills. Features include daily movement, vocal technique, ensemble and solo repertoire, ear-training, dynamic group instruction, individual instruction in masterclass format, technical support for Zoom and the Acapella app, and virtual ensemble keepsake recordings. It also provides a social connection with singing friends, materials for easy, at-home practice between sessions and plenty of time away from the screen to enjoy summer.
For children interested in drama, SSC’s Curtain Going Up, a one-or-two-week program running from Aug. 3-14, introduces students, ages 4-6, to the world of theatre through dramatic play, movement, music and art activities. Each week focuses on a different theme, concluding with a Friday presentation for family and friends. Let’s Put on a Show, for ages 6-12, runs July 20-31 and explores drama skills online. Students explore character development, monologue and dialogue, writing short skits, improvisation and more through drama games and guided activities. Students prepare and share a presentation for family and friends on the last day. Both classes are conducted via Zoom.
For more information, visit https://sscmusic.org or find South Shore Conservatory on Facebook.