South Shore Conservatory Presents Performathon at Barnes & Noble

SSC’s popular four-day fundraiser returns!

By Michelle McGrath, PR | Media Relations March 2, 2017

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces that Barnes & Noble at Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham is pairing up with them to host their annual performance marathon Performathon 2017 on Thursday March 30, 5 to 9 pm, Friday, March 31 from 4 to 9 pm, Saturday, April 1, from 9 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, April 2, from 12 to 5 pm.

Performathon offers SSC students, children through adult, the opportunity to perform in the community to raise money for SSC’s scholarship fund. More than one third of SSC private lesson students currently financial aid. Each SSC performer solicits pledges from family and friends. Last year, more than 325 Conservatory students participated in Performathon and raised over 20% of the total SSC financial aid budget.

Over the four-day, 27-hour period, Performathon participants perform in hourly sets. Audience members stay for one, two or more sets, leaving them time in between to browse the aisles of Barnes & Noble. Performances are varied and often include solo and chamber pieces on piano, saxophone, flute, trumpet, guitar, oboe, clarinet, percussion, violin, viola and cello, as well as voice.

New this year: SSC will livestream each performance on Facebook to the digital audience, allowing family and friends to watch and donate online.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to exceptional arts education and performance for the South Shore community, Performathon ensures that Conservatory programs remain affordable for more segments of the population.

Audience members, parents and friends of SSC are encouraged to lend their support by sponsoring a Performathon participant. Donations and pledges can be made online at Friends can also help by making purchases at Barnes & Noble and mentioning South Shore Conservatory at checkout from Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2. A percentage of each sale will be donated back to South Shore Conservatory. Those who cannot attend Performathon, but wish to help, may shop online at from March 30 through April 6 and enter Bookfair Voucher #12095832 at checkout. SSC is very grateful to Barnes & Noble for its generous support and hospitality.

Barnes & Noble is located at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham at 96 Derby Street. For more information on Performathon 2017, call Beth MacLeod Largent at 781-749-7565, ext.20. For more information on SSC programs, visit, or follow us on Facebook.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually. Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play. SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731). SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means. Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.