a program of

South Shore Conservatory

Kathy Czerny, SSC President
Stephen Deitz, Festival Director
Amy Schomp, Managing Director
Nancy Meredith, Box Office and Duxbury Campus Manager
Michelle McGrath, Publicity Services
Rick Assmus, Building/Grounds
Rich Fell, Piano Technician
Louis Gentile, Piano Mover

(as of June 9, 2017)

Festival Sponsor
Mollie Baldwin Foley
Diane and Sherm Hoyt
Mead Witter Foundation
The Foundation for Creative Achievement
Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski

Tent Sponsor
Sheila and Richard Morse

Event Sponsor
Lee and Jack Barlow
Barbara and Fred Clifford
Cornelia and Stewart Clifford
Judy and Bill Gagnon
Nancy Herndon
Nancy and John Powell
Wendy & Vincent Spiziri
The Villlage at Duxbury

Student Scholarship Sponsor
Bernstein Alliance
Motoko and Gordon Deane
Barbara and Morgan Lamarche
Mary Ellen and Peter Lawrence
Hilary and Richard Lucier
Merck Foundation
Barbara & Peter Palfrey
Mary and Jerry Steinke
Jason Wolfson

Full Student Scholarship Sponsor
Mollie Baldwin Foley scholars (2)
The Safe Family Foundation
Pat and Wilfred Sheehan
Kathy & Warren Skillman

Festival Friend
Julia and Stephen Adams
Nancy Riegel
Sylvia and Dwight Rost

Festival Donor
Lyell & Kurt Franke
Linda and Gerald Jones
Gregg & Courtney Jordan
Marcia and Abbot Vose
Charles & Holly Weilbrenner

Festival Fan
Shirley Amory
Jane Carr and Andrew Hertig
Nancy Dana
Mary Danner
Sandra & Douglas Dapprich
Edward & Doris Kellar
Joan & Robert Kelly
Carol Loring
Flip Mulford
Thomas & Nancy O'Neil
Merle & Mary Ott
Olga & Richard Rothschild
Pat and Wilfred Sheehan
Joel & Catherine Stein
Lanci & Page Valentine

Concert Host
John Carnuccio
Barbara and Fred Clifford
Cornelia and Stewart Clifford
Mollie and Bill Foley
Judy and Bill Gagnon
Lee and Ray Wareham

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Program Overview


Cedar Hill house

School Housing

The Duxbury Music Festival provides housing only for students 18 years and older only. Most non-commuting students are housed in a retreat center with nearby waterfront/beach access. Students are placed three to four in a room on a first-come, first-served basis according to the order in which completed reservations are received. The Festival is happy to recommend area lodging for families with students younger than 18.

All students (boarders or commuters) are required to take the meal plan; there is no room-only plan. Please advise in advance of any dietary restrictions. Pillows, blankets, and sheets are provided. Students should bring towels.


International Student Information

Please keep the following information in mind when you apply:

All written correspondence, including letters of recommendation, must be in English. If you are concerned about a potential language barrier when calling the Conservatory, you may wish to consult your long-distance carrier about telephone interpretation services.

South Shore Conservatory's Duxbury Music Festival admits all students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation and disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.