Voice Department - Core Philosophy
|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.
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 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
Drum and Sing
A music class that develops basic music skills Level I ages 4-5 Level II ages 6-8
A vocal skills class for children ages 7-9 who love to sing!
A vocal skills class for children ages 10-13 who love to sing!
This performance based masterclass is for students ages 13-18 at intermediate to advanced levels.
A contemporary style class for singers age 13+
Saturday Stage Club
Musical theatre workshops for ages 10-18
SSC Community Voices
a choral opportunity for individuals 16 and over with developmental delays
Woman Song is an ensemble for women who love to sing.
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 opportunities are available in strings, percussion, woodwind, brass, voice and mixed instruments with or without voice.
Voice Department Special Events
November 5, 2016 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
Students compete. Click for details
|Meredith Borden||Emily Browder Melville
|Kelley DePasqua||Andrew Garland||Mark Leuning||Allyson Lynch|
|Beth MacLeod Largent||Holly Ann Jennings||Eve Montague||Devon Morin||Jennie Mulqueen||Lorna Jane Norris|
Financial aid is available for those who can document financial need.
Financial Aid deadlines and application.