Local piano teacher spends three weeks in Kabul
Eric Lane, a piano teacher at the South Shore Conservatory, spent his school vacation in a land where until 10 years ago playing or listening to music could get you flogged – or worse. Lane was among 27 American teachers who participated in an eight-week residency program at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music's third annual winter academy. The program offers Afghanis ages 10 to 30 a chance to improve their musical abilities. During three weeks in Kabul, Lane served 23 piano students, 15 saxophone students, a world music ensemble and a classroom of about 60 elementary schoolchildren, many from orphanages. Read more...
Norwell youngsters make a great piano pair
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Norwell — Practice makes perfect. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Success is when preparation meets opportunity. All of these sayings describe the piano playing combination of Norwell's Ina and Aiden Cui – ages 11 and 8, respectively -- who both recently performed well in the South Shore Conservatory's concerto competition. "Apples don't fall far from the tree, but they work hard, too," said Kathy Czerny, the Cuis' piano teacher and president of the conservatory. Read more:
RANDOLPH/SOUTH SHORE CONSERVATORY PROGRAM:Toward a more sensational sound
Randolph — Randolph Public School students recently engaged in an artists-in-residency program entitled, "Symphony in the Schools." The residency, which is a partnership with South Shore Conservatory, offers students an opportunity to experience workshops, interactive music making, master classes and performances with the community school for the arts faculty members. Percussionist Ed Sorrentino, chair of the Conservatory's Jazz/Pop/Rock Department, led the program, the second of three artists-in-residency programs scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year. Read more...
Plymouth Music Students Win at South Shore Conservatory's Concerto Competition
Plymouth South High School senior Zachary West was named the overall winner of South Shore Conservatory's 25th annual Concerto Competition. Another Plymouth music student, Maria D'Ambrosio won an honorable mention in French horn. A student of SSC French horn instructor Megan Riccio, Maria received a trophy during a ceremony following the competition. The competition was held Jan. 18 at the Conservatory's Hingham campus. Read more...
Young dancers perform at South Shore Conservatory's Ballet Festival
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High-schoolers Sophia Arnall of Arlington, Lydia Terzian of Watertown, Audrey Ring of Medford, and Natalie Farris of Lincoln are members of Youth Works, Jose Mateo Dance Theatre's pre-professional group for advanced young dancers. Here, they perform at South Shore Conservatory's Ballet Festival in Duxbury on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
Braintree Piano Student Wins Award in South Shore Conservatory's Concerto Competition
South Shore Conservatory (SSC) congratulates piano student Samuel Yuen of Braintree for placing second in his division of the Conservatory's 25th annual Concerto Competition on January 18 at the Conservatory's Hingham campus location. A student of SSC piano instructor HuiMin Wang, Samuel received a trophy in a ceremony following the competition. Read more...
Piano Faculty Member Ihang Lin Wins Special Recognition Award in San Antonio and Places in International Concerto Competition
Huge congratulations to piano faculty member Ihang Lin! She won the special recognition award and $1000 cash prize for her performance of Bach's chromatic fantasy and fugue, Chopin's preludes Op.28 No.13-24 and Liszt's La campanella, in the 2012 San Antonio Piano Competition. As one of 11 contestants selected to participate, she was on stage for the opening ceremony at Trinity University on October 14 as guest speaker San Antonio mayor Julian Castro publicly greeted all the contestants.
In addition, as a 3rd prize winner of American Protégé International Concerto Competition, Ihang will perform in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall on December 22nd (Saturday) at 1pm. She will perform selections from Maurice Ravel's Suite Miroirs. Tickets for this event may be purchased through the Carnegie Hall website.
Randolph Schools partner with South Shore Conservatory
By Teresa A. Franco, Wicked Local - Randolph
Randolph — Randolph music students will tune-up their skills with professionals this year. The department was selected as one of two communities in southeastern Massachusetts to partner with the South Shore Conservatory's program "Symphony in the Schools." The program includes three week-long residencies of local professional musicians. The first is taking place this week with a brass trio. The group will instruct the students throughout the week and a concert will be held at the end of the week. "This is another way to take our program to the next level," Randolph Music Director Eric Laprade said. Laprade said it's important for students to have something to aspire to during their music development. "This is a really great example of how they can be exposed to that quality of music," he said. Read more:
CONSERVATORY NOTES: Musical evolution of the New World
By Stephen Deitz, Wicked Local - Hingham
Hingham — On a Sunday evening in late April, I found myself seated at Ember Restaurant in Marshfield, musing over its dinner menu, trying to decide which of its entrées and wines would make the perfect close to a challenging day. I wasn't dining alone so conversation was lively among the four of us seated at the table. During the meal I learned that Duxbury was to celebrate its 375th anniversary in October, and that South Shore Conservatory had been chosen to present a concert commemorating the momentous occasion. Somewhere between the entree and a cup of delicious decaf that capped off the evening, I had been asked and had agreed to program a recital that would offer a window onto the music that the many generations of South Shore residents may likely have heard while they gathered in their churches on Sundays, socialized with friends in their homes, or attended public performances in concert venues. Read more:
Youth orchestra moves to Marshfield
By Emily Files, Boston Globe
There's the 14-year-old who has been playing violin since he was 4 and says his school orchestra isn't challenging enough; the homeschooled boy, also a violinist, who takes private lessons, but wants to learn to play with other musicians; and the cellist from Scituate whose high school doesn't have a program for strings. They are a few of the 15 or so teen musicians whose backpacks and instrument cases are strewn across Marshfield High School's band room as they sit, violins and cellos in hand, playing Beethoven's Coriolan Overture. These are some of the string players in Bay Youth Symphony, the South Shore Conservatory's three-leveled youth orchestra. The group, which formerly was based in Duxbury, hopes its recent move northward will attract young musicians from a wider area. Read more...
CONSERVATORY NOTES: Sharing my voice with the world
By Iva Briggs Wicked Local Cohasset
Cohasset — Music has been a part of my life since I was born. My mom is a singer and my dad plays the clarinet. I grew up listening to my mom singing opera in the car and my dad's jazz music wafting out of his office. And ever since I could talk, I would sing. I sing while doing homework, or washing the dishes, when I clean my room, or take a shower. I wake up with a tune in my head and I fall asleep humming.
Even though I love to sing, I was scared of performing in front of an audience. Singing alone with everyone paying attention to me and only me, was nerve-racking. But then last fall I started going to the monthly Open Mic Night at South Shore Conservatory. This is a great event created just for teens – it's the only Teen Open Mic on the South Shore. It's a comfortable, supportive place to perform. I look forward to seeing my friends. We all come every month from as close as Weymouth and as far away as Plymouth. I am always excited to hear their new songs and clap for them, just like they cheer for me! It's great practice to work with Jimmy Craven, who accompanies kids on guitar or piano. We just hand him the music, wait for his nod, and away we go! Read more:
Alex Nelson and the Gift of Music Therapy
From The Top's Welcome To the Green Room Blog
"[Music] is such an underrated resource, yet people use music every day. We have it in our cars, on our phones, in the grocery store – it is everywhere we go and it is used to alter or encourage our own moods. My hope is that people will be able to recognize music not only as an art form, but as a tool to help others overcome obstacles in their life." Having seen music's restorative power through her own experiences, bassoonist Alexandra Nelson (Show 243) wanted to explore ways that music can inspire others beyond the concert hall setting. She decided to connect with several music therapists from her hometown, and wrote the following essay to share her experiences: Read more:
An Interview with pianist/composer Anthony Geraci, a musician with experience beside blues & jazz legends
Anthony Geraci: Play with Soul
If you were to think of any modern Blues Legend chances are that Anthony Geraci has backed them up. Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thorton, Chuck Berry and countless others have had Anthony's fiery piano accompanying them. Anthony has been nominated for two 2008 W.C. Handy and the Blues Foundation awards for best Blues Album My Life, My Friends, My Music; and for Song of the Year (The Last Words of a Fool) with Sugar Ray and the Bluetones.
Anthony was also nominated for a Grammy in 2000 for his work on Super Harps I that also features James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Branch, and Sugar Ray Norcia. Most recently, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones have been nominated for Five 2012 Blues Awards from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN for their most recent recording Evening on Severn Records. Anthony is an original member of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, and Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. He also was the leader of his own band "Little Anthony and the Loco-Motives".
SSC Student Karen Ji wins Second Prize at Steinway Piano Competition
Karen is a seventh grader at Lawrence Middle School, Falmouth Massachusetts. She started to play piano when she was 6 and she began to take piano lessons from HuiMin Wang at South Shore Conservatory when she was 9. Karen won second prize in the last Steinway Society of Massachusetts Annual Piano Competition. Karen has also won several annual concerto and solo competitions at South Shore Conservatory over the last couple years and performed in various musical events organized by the Conservatory. Karen also enjoys swimming, reading and writing and playing flute in her school band. See photos below. Click for more information about the competition.
Two SSC Voice Students Win Hull's Got Talent 2012!
Olivia Monarch and Olivia Barbuto won "Hull's Got Talent", singing "Adoramus Te", a piece they learned while attending Summer Vocal Institute.
Setting a National Standard for Music Education
As appeared in Hingham Journal, June 14, 2012
By Lorna Jane Norris
SSC Director of Private Instruction
I’m told you really shouldn’t wish your time away, but I just can’t wait for our fall semester to begin! South Shore Conservatory (SSC) has become a founding member of The Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program, or TAP. This two year old collaboration between Carnegie Hall and The Royal Conservatory of Canada provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels.
One of the reasons I’m so excited about bringing this to SSC is that I used a very similar system to learn piano and flute in England. In fact, music students in Europe, Canada and many other parts of the world all grew up using a progressive graded system of assessments. It’s a common musical language from country to country. If I say to our violin teacher from South Africa that I have my Grade 8 in flute she knows exactly at what level I play. In fact, in order to study music at university in England you must have your Grade 8 in your primary instrument.
Carnegie Hall really wanted America to be part of this global conversation so it searched the world for what it saw as being the best curriculum and chose to partner with the Canadian system founded at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. After our presentation at the National Guild for Community Arts Education meeting last fall, Carnegie Hall approached us to be a pilot program for them. It’s exciting to be one of the key partners and founding schools for this fast growing program, which celebrates an individual’s musical accomplishments on a national level. Imagine being connected to music students across the country!
For each TAP level, repertoire lists are provided, along with exercises in ear-training, sight-reading, harmony and more. Assessments available in most instruments and voice, evaluate four main components: repertoire, technique, musicianship and musical literacy, and are held twice yearly. Students only take the exams when they feel ready. Adjudicators from all over the country come to SSC to hear our students. Wow!
TAP isn’t for every student. People take music lessons for many reasons, and we celebrate and encourage that. Our faculty members are already considering who among their students would enjoy the challenge of measuring their progress and working hard to meet a deadline. Bassoonist Janet Underhill is already preparing some of her students for the first assessment period in December. A Canada native, Janet participated in the TAP program as a young music student herself.
When asked what she liked about the TAP program, here’s what Janet told me. “I feel TAP gave me a solid musical foundation that I carry with me every day that I am teaching and performing. I incorporate TAP method books and primers in my teaching. Especially when it comes to approaching and learning how to sight read TAP methodology is unequalled.”
January 31, 2013
Please note: The Acheivement Program is now called The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program.
CONSERVATORY NOTES: Find your circle through the arts
By Emily Arsenault
Wicked Local Cohasset At South Shore Conservatory, I often notice the unique energy of a room the moment before people arrive. The space buzzes, readying itself for those who will soon pass through its doors – students, families, an audience, a visitor. In an instant, a door opens, and a transformation occurs. People enter, the atmosphere shifts, and awareness rises that something, at the end of our time in this space, will be created. Sound, breath, expression, movement, words, friendship. A circle. Read more:
Music to Your Ears: Three reasons why music education rocks
Nicholas Palmer conducts around the world, but returns to the South Shore each summer
Wicked Local Avon — Conductor Nicholas Palmer has led orchestras around the world, but holds a special place in his heart for the concerts in Hingham and Duxbury he conducts each summer. It's a return to the community where he grew up and developed his love for music.
"It's a highlight of the season," said Palmer, who graduated from Hingham High and took lessons at South Shore Conservatory. "I have done it for so many years that the musicians have become my friends, and it's wonderful to see friends from high school and the bands I was in."
New Adult Arts Programs on Tap at South Shore Conservatory
Braintree Patch — South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces a new selection of arts education programs for adults launching this fall. In addition to lesson and ensemble programs, SSC is offering adult classes focusing on jazz standards, vocal technique, and yoga. Most classes begin the week of September 17.
At the Conservatory's Duxbury campus, Intro to Piano, Guitar or Violin group classes give adults an opportunity to explore a new instrument in a fun, friendly environment. Sixty minute classes with skilled faculty allow participants to learn the basics and engage with peers who have similar interests. More:
CONSERVATORY NOTES: The joy of making music together
By Jana Kahn
Wicked Local Hingham — Cohasset — Going into my eighth year of teaching Music Together, I am truly in awe of the parents and caregivers who join with me each week to make music together. I look out at the sincere and hopeful faces and admire the commitment these families have to nurturing their child's music development in a playful and supportive setting.
Our recent summer session was particularly special for me in a number of ways. First, everyone is more relaxed in the summer, so the joy that comes from making music together seemed more accessible. Music makes us more comfortable with one another and touches our soul, and the summer sun seemed to enhance the experience. Also, I was able to draw out the voices and playfulness of the grownups in class, finding them singing and participating more than ever. I sang more quietly to allow myself to listen to their beautiful voices. Read more:
Teen Arts Exploration Programs at South Shore Conservatory
Whofish.org — South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces an innovative selection of fall programs for students ages 10 to 18. In addition to lesson and ensemble programs, SSC is offering classes focusing on jazz and pop improvisation and vocal technique, musical theatre and yoga. Most classes begin the week of September 17. More...
CONSERVATORY NOTES: Express first, play right notes later
By Jennie Mulqueen
Wicked Local Hingham — Music is a primal expression. We see it in the beat-grooving toddler; we hear it from the infant singing on her favorite open vowel, "AAHHH." Children love music and are drawn to it naturally. So why do we seem to lose the expressive piece of music when trying to "get it right?"
I recall my junior voice recital at Northwestern University. It was a month before I finally dared to look at the video (never an easy thing to do). It didn't take me long to realize that although the correct pitches and rhythms, phrasing, floated high notes and French diction were all there, what wasn't there was conveyance of, well, any meaning. No expression whatsoever. Oh, I knew what was going through my head as I was singing plenty of that "roof chatter" as they say.
Andrew Garland Wins National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition
Andrew Garland of Kingston Massachusetts, was the First prize winner garnering $10,000 in cash and prizes including $5000 in cash, a $2500 Winner's recital at the 2014 National Conference in Boston, and $2500 towards personal expenses for a NY Solo Recital Debut sponsored by Distinguished Concerts International New York. The winner also receives a full tuition scholarship to AIMS in Graz, Austria and a $1,000 gift certificate for music from Hal Leonard Corporation.
South Shore Conservatory festival features contemporary sounds
HINGHAM — The South Shore Conservatory, like most conservatories, is known for classically training its students.
On Thursday, however, the Hingham conservatory staged a festival showcasing contemporary sounds.
Voice instructor Maria Marini, whose students made up more than half of the evening's lineup, was excited about giving them the opportunity to show their skills. Read more:
Piano Faculty Ihang Lin wins 3rd prize at the International Concerto Competition, invited to perform in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in December
South Shore Conservatory piano faculty Ihang Lin recently won the 3rd prize of American Protégé International Concerto Competition for her performance of Tchaikovsky's piano concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23. As the 3rd prize winner, she is invited to perform in the winner's concert in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall on December 22nd. Details for the program and ticket information will be available in November here.
CONSERVATORY NOTES: Celebrating music in our schools
Hingham — Designating March as Music in our Schools Month provides an opportunity for all of us, who realize the importance that music education plays in the life and development of our young people, to take time to recognize their accomplishments and to thank the many talented and hard working music educators who cultivate and develop the skills of these emerging musicians. Music is one of the original seven core subjects included in a liberal arts education and was considered an important component of building a great society and developing well-educated citizens. Through making music our children and youth learn to take pride in creating something beautiful while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Read more:
CONSERVATORY NOTES: Play with us this summer!
Cohasset — As I watch the snow falling outside my window it's hard for me to believe that summer is just around the corner! My inbox is full of emails prompting me to sign up my girls for a variety of summer camps and activities. While I know that structure is good, (and keeping them busy is good for me!) I am tempted to delete them all and send the girls out to play this summer with no structured, adult-driven activity. They are imaginative and do well on their own, but I know that after a couple of days of freedom the chorus of "I'm bored!" would be overwhelming. Ultimately, I remind myself that parenting is all about balance and I look through the emails to choose activities that will feed their interests and give them skills and tools to be productive and creative in their free time without over-scheduling their summer. Read more:
Youngsters join musicians on stage
The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra has found that involving young people in its performances pays off for both the audience and the performers.
"When you involve them first-hand, that's the kind of experience that just keeps coming,'' said Steven Karidoyanes, the orchestra's music director.
Partnering with the Plymouth schools, the orchestra formed a special performance group for its annual family concerts. Called the Plymouth Children's Chorus, the group consists of about 125 fourth- and fifth-graders chosen by their elementary schools. For the children, it's a free enrichment program, funded by sponsors.
For the orchestra, it builds both audience and community. The program lasts eight weeks, Karidoyanes said recently as he prepared to leave for his first rehearsal with the group that has been working with director Kathy McMinn. "Eight focused weeks beginning in January to a performance in March,'' he said. "And I love it.'' Read more:
Awards for Norwell musicians
Norwell — South Shore Conservatory congratulates Norwell students Ina Cui and Aileen Luo for winning awards in the Conservatory's 24th Annual Concerto Competition. A student of instructor Kathy Czerny, piano student Cui placed second in her division in the competition. Placing third in her division, Luo is a violin student of Jenna Potts. Both students received scholarships and trophies and performed in the winner's concert following the competition. The overall Concerto Competition winner was Gillian Pentheny of Marshfield, who will perform with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra at its Family Concert on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in Plymouth's Memorial Hall. The Concerto Competition is open to all current Conservatory students. For more information, visit www.sscmusic.org. Read more:
At South Shore Conservatory, music lessons are not just for kids
For years, Russell Conn felt taunted by the Baldwin piano in his living room. "It kept mocking me every day, because I always wanted to learn to play but I never had the time," said Conn, a 58-year-old trial lawyer. "Finally, my wife said, 'Stop talking about it and do it,' and she signed me up for lessons." On a recent night, Conn sat at a keyboard during the final session of a 12-week piano class for beginners at South Shore Conservatory. With two hands, he slowly played the melody of "Away in the Manger" and then pointed to sheet music for "Take 5" by Dave Brubeck, one of his favorite pieces. Read more:
Young Marshfield musician wins South Shore Conservatory competition
HINGHAM — Flute student Gillian Pentheny of Marshfield won the South Shore Conservatory's 24th annual concerto competition on Jan. 20. She will perform with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra at its family concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in Plymouth's Memorial Hall. A flute student of instructor Donald Zook, she has been a member of the Conservatory's Bay Youth Symphony program since 2007, and has participated in the Conservatory's summer Flute Symphony program since 2004. Read more:
A donation worthy of a concert
They are under the bed, in the closets, in the hallway and the basement.
Peggy Clark’s late husband Homer Clark loved woodworking and the many violins and violas tucked throughout her Salt Lake City home are the results.
Now, thanks to her, the idea of handmade hand-me-downs never sounded so good.
With no plans to start her own orchestra, Clark is donating some of the instruments so they can be used by promising musicians.
“I don’t want them to be in somebody’s closet,” Clark said, adding she wants them to go to people who will appreciate and use them. “Violins are not any good unless they are played. They get better with playing.”
Clark will donate 15 violins and four violas to the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, Mass. The 19 instruments are never to be sold and will be loaned or given to advanced students to use.
South Shore Conservatory announces new piano scholarship
The South Shore Conservatory announces the establishment of The Foundation for Creative Achievement Piano Scholarship to provide an opportunity for a serious piano student to study at the Conservatory. The merit and need-based scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who exhibits the motivation and musical interest to pursue the study of piano, as well as the need for financial assistance. The scholarship underwrites a full year of weekly 45-minute private piano lessons. The application process will include an interview and audition, and applicants will be asked to submit a financial aid application, which may be downloaded from the Conservatory website, www.sscmusic.org. For information, call Mary O'Connor at 781-749-7565 ext. 27, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more:
South Shore Conservatory names new director for summer music festival
South Shore Conservatory announced Monday that Eric Laprade, chairman of the music department for the Randolph schools, has been named music director of its summer music festival. He takes over for Malcolm W. Rowell Jr. The festival exposes woodwind, brass and percussion students to a variety of musical art forms . Read more:
Hingham's Shore Conservatory is a hotbed for the arts
With fresh approach, school reverses drop in enrollment. Read More:
Hingham's South Shore Conservatory serves all ages
boston.com - By Jessica Bartlett, Town correspondent
From 9 in the morning until 9 at night, the activity never stops at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham.
Preschoolers run into the building in the early morning. Kindergarten classes run until 2:15. There is yoga for kindergarteners, followed by semiprivate recorder lessons, then Music Together classes for toddlers, a drumming and singing group, and Suzuki method music lessons.
And that’s just for the students younger than 9.
The number of classes reflects the growing enrollment, which increased 23 percent in the last three years to 2,700 students at the Hingham and Duxbury campuses, the conservatory says. Private instruction, group classes, movement workshops, and music ensembles are all on the rise. Read more:
CONSERVATORY NOTES: Combining the old with new
Wicked Local Hingham - I'm extremely pleased to announce that South Shore Conservatory's Summer Music Festival (SMF) has named educator Eric M. Laprade as Music Director. For more than 30 years this special wind ensemble program, with its many educational components, has offered young musicians a comprehensive music education experience during the summer months, and this year is no different. We have some exciting new additions to the program! Read more...
Flutist Rose Lombardo joins San Diego Symphony
Rose Lombardo, former student of Donald Zook and Summer Music Festival and Duxbury Music Festival alum was recently signed as principal flute with the San Diego Symphony.
Read the Sign On San Diego article
Hingham's South Shore Conservatory recognized as national model for success
boston.com - The thump of a drum reverberated through the floorboards of Hingham's South Shore Conservatory as Conservatory President Kathy Czerny stood in front of members from the National Guild for Community Arts Education, telling a story of humble beginnings. An initial offshoot from the New England Conservatory, South Shore Conservatory branched off on its own in the 1960s after a group of parents refused to let the languishing studio founder. Now, 41 years later, the Conservatory has been recognized as one of the leading cultural and artistic centers in the nation, drawing the attention of Guild members who came on Saturday to explore the Conservatory's revolutionary model to success. The Guild was visiting Boston as part of this year's Annual Conference for Community Arts Education, and visited only the Hingham Conservatory along with the Huntington Theatre, The Institute of Contemporary Art and Boston Ballet while on their trip. Read more...
CONSERVATORY NOTES: So much more than a school
Wicked Local Cohasset - This past September our oldest daughter turned 6 years old. Like all parents do, my husband and I had one of those amazing moments leading up to her birthday where we thought, "I can't believe it's been six years!" While raising three little girls certainly has had its ups and downs, the one constant in our lives over the last four years has been the nurturing and support we have received from the South Shore Conservatory Preschool and Early Childhood Programs faculty. Read more:
South Shore Conservatory Honored by National Arts Education Conference
Plymouth Patch - South Shore Conservatory, New England's largest community school for the arts, has been selected for a site visit by the annual Conference for Community Arts Education, hosted in Boston from Nov. 10 to 12. Approximately 500 delegates, community arts providers and education leaders from across the country will converge for the annual National Guild for Community Arts Education event. Many attendees will travel to Hingham to tap into SSC leadership team's expertise in their "continuum" model, a programmatic philosophy designed to engage students from birth through adulthood. Read More: