South Shore Conservatory
At SSC, we believe that everyone should have access to quality arts education. Our faculty of over 100 exceptional artist/educators are passionate about teaching and committed to our mission of providing access to the arts for all.
Our programs provide opportunities for students of all ages to participate in a variety of performing ensembles, monthly recitals, workshops, and concerts. We also offer professional development training for educators through our Imagine ARTS program. And our Adult Learning programs offer hands-on music making and wellness programming for adults.
SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies program strives to make the arts accessible to all populations, supporting the mental, emotional, and physical health of members of the community. SSC offers music, accessible yoga, dance therapy, and opportunities tailored to specific needs at its campuses and in partnership with agencies and schools across the South Shore. The SSC Community Voices is a choral program for singers with developmental delays that provides performance opportunities and builds community and skills. In 2016, the choir was invited to perform for the opening ceremony for Massachusetts’ Special Olympics.
SSC has been committed to access for all populations and was chosen to be a founding member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s UP Inclusive Design Initiative. This UP designation indicates that SSC strives to make its programs and facilities accessible to all learners regardless of physical or mental ability. SSC is the only arts organization on the South Shore and the only community school for the arts in the state with this distinction. Exhibitions by regional artists are featured in SSC galleries throughout the year in collaborations with South Shore Art Center and Duxbury Art Association.
Kathy O. Czerny Innovation Fund
This fund was established to honor Kathy Czerny, who served as SSC President for 14 years. Its purpose is to further South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC’s) mission and better serve its community by providing financial support to faculty and staff so they can create and implement innovative and forward-thinking programming. This fund provides seed money to create long-term, innovative and sustainable programming. Faculty and staff must submit a written proposal for this annual award.
South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra
Elijah Langille, SSC Youth Orchestra Program Director & Principal Conductor, leads the SSC Youth Orchestra. It is an auditioned, sequential youth orchestra program that provides dedicated young musicians grades 4-College a place to perform symphonic music at a high level in a well-organized and supportive full orchestra program.