SSC and South Shore YMCA Announce New Partnership

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South Shore Conservatory (SSC) and South Shore YMCA (SSYMCA) and announce a new collaboration between the organizations to begin this September at Laura’s Center for the Arts at the Emilson YMCA campus in Hanover. The new collaboration brings SSC’s 50 years of excellence in arts education to Laura’s Center for the Arts through private and group lessons, performances, and community events.

“We are thrilled to bring our two strong community organizations together to broaden access to the arts for more people on the South Shore,” said Paul Gorman, President and CEO of South Shore YMCA. “We look forward to seeing the growth of music and arts programs available to our shared community thanks to this exciting collaboration.”

“At SSC we are always looking for new ways to fulfill our mission of ‘making music, changing lives’ especially through strong relationships,” said Kathy O. Czerny, SSC President and CEO. “The collaboration of SSC with the Y allows us to engage many new friends and share the joy of making music and engaging in the arts.”

The new collaboration, which officially begins September 1, 2019, allows SSC to offer classes and ensembles, performances, and community programs year-round to the South Shore from the state-of-the-art, multi-use space at Laura’s Center for the Arts.  South Shore YMCA will offer summer ArtsCamp at Laura Center for the Arts, and South Shore YMCA members will enjoy access to the space as well as discounts to special programs and performances.

“When two successful organizations such as the South Shore Conservatory and the South Shore YMCA link to entertain our community, we know that wonderful experiences are in the offing. Spirit-moving music and comfortable and pleasant surroundings will lead to memorable performances.” said Herb Emilson, whose generosity and vision created Laura’s Center for the Arts as a place for children of all ages to express their cultural and creative side.

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