Schools and Libraries
January 8, 2018
South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announced today the purchase of a new property at 135 Webster Street in Hanover to be developed as the organization's third campus. The 7,000-square foot mixed-use space seeks to expand SSC programs and offerings beyond their more than 4,000 current students in campuses in Hingham and Duxbury, as well as through partnerships in communities throughout the South Shore.
"The vibrant community on the South Shore has filled SSC classrooms with music and joy for over 45 years. It's a testament to that support that we now are growing beyond our current spaces," said Kathy O. Czerny, SSC's President. "We are so excited to have the opportunity to establish a new campus in Hanover enabling us to extend our reach and spread music education, performance, and enjoyment across the region."
The new property, which previously served as medical offices, will be retrofitted by summer of 2020 to house multi-use classrooms, a state-of-the-art Creative Arts Therapy Center, and administrative offices. Additionally, SSC plans to construct a new multi-purpose, 250-seat performance space beyond the property's current footprint.
"This new center allows us to expand our critical offerings for a growing community of creative arts therapies students, ensuring that music, creative movement, and art experiences are accessible to every resident of the South Shore," said Eve Montague, Director of Creative Arts Therapies at South Shore Conservatory.
SSC moved most of its administrative offices to the new Hanover campus in January, 2018. Construction to redesign the spaces is slated to begin in 2019 with an anticipated public opening in the summer of 2020.
"It takes a village to make a dream like this a reality," Czerny said. "We will be reaching out to members of the community to join us in creating this exciting new music and arts center for the South Shore."
For more information about SSC, or a full lineup of classes and programs, please visit sscmusic.org.
About 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 over 45 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 4,000 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore.
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 30 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, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, (781) 934-2731, and 135 Webster Street, Hanover, (781) 421-6162. 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, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit www.sscmusic.org.
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.