Performing Arts Center - School
64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA 02332
The Ellison Center for the Arts, a renovated church with a three-floor addition is run by the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham. In cooperation with the Duxbury Art Association. The Ellison Center now offers classes in all the arts for all ages. Both campuses Hingham and Duxbury, continue to be the sole source of quality education in music for the 31 towns south of Boston.
1,600 students participate in the Conservatory program, which offers individual lessons in all instruments including voice, an arts-based pre-school, a variety of ensemble opportunities in chamber, jazz, rock, wind, choral and percussion, and recital and concert opportunities. Through collaborations, changing exhibitions by regional artists are featured throughout the year. A recent collaboration with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre of Boston will allow the Conservatory to offer a complete ballet program for all ages at its Duxbury campus. The outreach program reaches an additional 650 students in 7 schools plus the South Shore Charter School with music and drama programs they would otherwise be unable to provide. The Conservatory is in the process of installing a complete sound technology system in the concert hall and 7 studios at the Ellison Center for recordings by professional musicians and students.