South Shore Conservatory presents Performathon 2020

at Barnes & Noble in Hingham

By South Shore Conservatory March 12, 2020

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces that it is partnering once again with Barnes & Noble at Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham to host its annual performance marathon, Performathon 2020, from Thursday, April 2 through Sunday, April 5.

More than just a performance, SSC Performathon Performathon April 6, 2019 flip (301).JPGis designed to engage students, parents and faculty in a unique performance setting while raising money to support SSC’s tuition assistance program. It is an opportunity for students to help other students and work together to ensure that everyone across the South Shore has access to SSC’s exceptional programs.  Last April, over 325 South Shore Conservatory students performed at Barnes & Noble, raising over $25,000 and providing tuition assistance to more than 100 families.  This year, SSC is grateful for the Wallace M. Leonard Foundation’s pledge to match donations up to $25,000.  With this match, students have the opportunity to double the dollars they raise.

Over the four-day period, Performathon participants sign up to play during their teacher’s studio hour. Audience members are welcome to stay for one or more sets in between browsing the aisles of Barnes & Noble.  Performances are varied, featuring diverse instruments, age groups, solo and ensemble music.  Here is the schedule:

  • Thursday, April 2:  6 - 9 pm (Studio recital from 6-7 pm, 7-9 pm Adult Performances)
  • Friday, April 3:  4 - 9 pm (Studio recitals from 4-7 pm, 7-9 pm Jazz/Rock/Pop: Unplugged)
  • Saturday, April 4:  9 am – 7 pm (Studio recitals)
  • Sunday, April 5: 12 - 6 pm (Studio recitals)

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 April 2-5.  Barnes & Noble will donate a portion of the total sales to SSC.  South Shore Conservatory is very grateful to Barnes & Noble for its generous support and hospitality.

Barnes & Noble is located at the Derby Street Shoppes at 96 Derby Street in Hingham.  For more information on Performathon 2020, email Sarah Troxler .  For more information on SSC programs (including information about tuition assistance) visit, or to enjoy snippets of Performathon via livestream, follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook.

About South Shore Conservatory

Celebrating 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham, and a new satellite location at Laura’s Center for the Arts in Hanover. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies department, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, 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.