South Shore Conservatory appoints Waterbury Symphony’s Robert Cinnante as president

Posted on: January 7, 2021

“South Shore Conservatory recently named Robert Cinnante … as president,” reads an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (1/6) Wicked Local (Mass.). “Cinnante will be instrumental in leading New England’s largest community school for music and the arts as SSC kicks off its second half-century. Cinnante starts on Feb. 1, taking over from Deborah Allinson, interim president…. As president, Cinnante intends to ensure the long-term stability and sustainability of SSC by assessing programming and how it is provided to a diverse community of lifelong learners, fostering existing and new community partnerships and focusing on the engagement and retention of students, thereby further integrating SSC into the fabric of its surrounding communities…. Currently the executive director of Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Cinnante generated significant growth in WSO’s educational program revenue, launched an endowed concerto competition for young artists and re-established the planned giving program … Cinnante previously worked as the statewide director of Education and Outreach for the Virginia Opera, and as an independent arts management consultant. Cinnante received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music in classical vocal performance from New England Conservatory.” South Shore Conservatory is located in Hingham, Massachusetts, about 20 miles southeast of Boston.