Grades: K | 80 students
Since its inception, South Shore Conservatory has remained faithful to its mission to provide access to quality education in the arts in the belief that the arts are vital to and an innate part of life. In order to fulfill this mission, the Community Partnership program began in 1999 specifically to provide greater access to performing arts instruction and performances in partnership with schools, community centers, social service agencies and other organizations throughout the South Shore. Through this initiative faculty work with many people who may not have the opportunity to experience the arts due to disabilities, distance, or financial considerations. Today more than 2,000 students participate in over 50 programs including individual lessons in most instruments and voice, an arts-principled preschool and full-day kindergarten, drama workshops, monthly recital and concert opportunities, and a variety of performing opportunities with chamber music, jazz, rock, wind, choral and percussion ensembles and our new youth orchestra. Through collaborations with local visual arts associations, exhibitions by regional artists are featured in Conservatory galleries throughout the year.