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Voice Department

Voice Department - Core Philosophy

Voice Department Chair - Emily Browder Melville
Voice Department Chair - Emily Browder Melville

Welcome to the Voice Department! There are so many reasons to sing: artistry, entertainment, worship, self-expression, and just plain fun.  Whatever your reason, the South Shore Conservatory voice department is here to encourage and guide your growth as a singer. We are committed to excellent vocal education that brings out your musical best while nurturing your “voice” in its widest sense.  With private lessons, group classes, ensembles, recitals, open mics, and more, there are many opportunities to join in the song.

Voice Department Faculty




Instrument Instruction

Group Instruction
Group instruction is an excellent and affordable option for the beginning singer.  We offer classes specific to youth and adults that feature age-appropriate vocal training and repertoire, an upbeat learning environment, peer support, and successful performance opportunities. Class offerings are listed below.

Private Instruction
Private lessons provide the highest level of individualized instruction and mentoring.  Since the relationship between teacher and student is integral to the learning experience, we carefully match students with instructors.  Private lessons are appropriate for all levels of student – shy beginners to professionals.  Private lessons are particularly useful to students with targeted goals such as auditions (e.g., community choirs, SEMSBA, college entrance) and performance (open mics, recitals, shows).

Voice Evaluations and Trial Lessons
We offer a voice evaluation service to determine which of our offerings best suit your needs.  Appointments with the voice department chair are 30 minutes in length and cost $45.00.  These “getting-to-know-you” mini-lessons provide lots of opportunity for questions and discussion so you get a sense of what voice study is about at SSC.  To schedule a voice evaluation, please contact the Hingham Placement Coordinator.

Full-length trial lessons with recommended teachers are also available. 

Voice Department - Class Offerings

Discovering Music
A music class that develops basic music skills Level I ages 4-5 Level II ages 6-8

Singing FUNdamentals

A vocal skills class for singers ages 7-9 (Primo) and 10-13 (Mezzo)

Musical Theater Studio Class

This performance based masterclass is for students ages 13-18 at intermediate to advanced levels.

Pop/Rock Vocal Tech

A contemporary style class for singers age 13+

Saturday Stage Club
Musical theatre workshops for ages 10-18

South Shore Conservatory Youth Chorus (SSCYC)
Auditioned children’s choruses ages 8-11

American Songbook
A group class for singers who wish to explore, interpret and perform this wonderful genre in their own unique way.

SSC Community Voices
Eve Montague
a choral opportunity for individuals 16 and over with developmental delays

Woman Song
Jennie Mulqueen
Woman Song is an ensemble for women who love to sing.

Golden Voices
A vocal ensemble for adults age 55+ with a focus on care for our aging voices and finding health and well-being through music.

Chamber Music

Chamber opportunities are available in strings, percussion, woodwind, brass, voice and mixed instruments with or without voice.

Voice Department Special Events

Voice Day
November 4, 2017 from 3-6 pm at the Duxbury campus

Piano/Voice Department Student Collaborative Recital
"With a Little Help from my Friends", January 22, 2016, 7 pm

William P. Söderberg Voice Competition
Voice students compete. Click for details

Concerto Competition

Students compete. Click for details

Voice Department Faculty

Allyson Lynch Beth MacLeod Largent Holly Marshall
Meredith Borden Emily Browder Melville
Chair,Voice/Music Together
Kelley DePasqua Allyson Lynch Beth MacLeod Largent Holly Ann Jennings
Eve Montague Devon Morin Jennie Mulqueen Lorna Jane Norris Casey Shunskis Paige Taylor
Eve Montague Devon Morin Jennie Mulqueen Lorna Jane Norris Carey Shunskis Paige Taylor

Tuition Assistance

Financial aid is available for those who can document financial need.
Financial Aid deadlines and application.