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Class Offerings


Honors Ensembles
SSC Jazz Ensemble

Bay Youth Symphony (BaYS)

Chamber Music


Royal Conservatory Music
Development Program (RCMDP)

Related Links


Woodwind Competition

Concerto Competition

Flute Symphony

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Winds Department

Winds Department - Core Philosophy

Woodwind Department Chair - Donald Zook
Wind Department Chair - Donald Zook

Welcome to the Woodwind and Brass departments at SSC! By choosing to study a woodwind or brass instrument you and your child are joining a community of teachers, parents and students committed to the highest ideals in performing arts education. Instruction is offered in both our in Hingham and Duxbury campuses. In addition to studying their instrument of choice they are strongly encouraged to participate in chamber music ensembles with a vast array of traditional and contemporary literature. Our students also have the opportunity to participate in basic musicianship and theory classes, have a full orchestra experience with BAYS youth symphony, as well as a chance to hear world-class faculty perform. In addition, students will have the opportunity to perform in weekly workshops and monthly recitals.

Winds Department Faculty



Instrument Instruction

Private Lessons
Students may start lessons on flute, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, trumpet, trombone, tuba or French horn as early as grade four or five. Students may begin Suzuki instruction on flute as early as age four. Private lessons are offered at 30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute lengths. Group instruction (for three or more students) is 60 minutes in length. Click here for complete pricing.

Woodwind Department - Class Offerings

Honors Ensembles

Advanced students in the Honors Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Jazz/Rock Ensembles are chosen by audition

SSC Jazz Ensemble
run by the jazz/rock/pop department

For serious middle and high school musicians and vocalists. Min. 2 years playing experience.

Bay Youth Symphony (BaYS)

BaYS is an auditioned*, sequential youth orchestra program.

Repertory (intermediate full orchestra)
Symphony (advanced full orchestra)

Chamber Music

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

Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (RCMDP)

Winds Department Special Events

Woodwind/Brass Competition
Woodwind and Brass students compete. Click for details

Concerto Competition

Students compete. Click for details

Festival Audition Workshop

Winds Department Faculty

Gita Brown
Elizabeth England Trevor Kellum Robert Marlatt Andrew Moreschi
Peter Bianca
Gita Brown
Elizabeth England
Trevor Kellum
Robert Marlatt
french horn
Andrew Moreschi Trumpet
Grant Randall Julienne Thornell Janet Underhill John Vanderpool Asako Yoshida Donald Zook
Grant Randall
Julienne Thornell
Janet Underhill
John Vanderpool
Asako Yoshida
flute, Suzuki flute
Donald Zook
Co-Chair, Winds Dept./flute
      David Methven    

Tuition Assistance

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