The Sandusky Concert Association began in 1928 as a civic music group, joined the Columbia Community Concerts Association in 1958, and became independent in 1968. After a four-year hiatus during the Great Depression, the association continued its mission: To sponsor, present and promote interest in professional music events of a classical, semi-classical or light pop nature and to provide related educational opportunities to the community.
The association changed its name to Community Concerts before assuming its current name and was incorporated in 1980 as the Sandusky Concert Association.
Since 1993 most SCA performances have been presented at Sandusky State Theatre, although several area churches and schools have provided a venue when appropriate. Such distinguished artists as YoYoMa have been presented by SCA, as have many of the world's distinguished orchestras and ballet companies.
In May an outreach effort entitled "The Business of Broadway," in conjunction with a "Broadway's Best" concert with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, gave local high school students the opportunity to learn what it takes to "make it" on Broadway.
Emily Cawrse Casale, Edison High School class of 1998, and Brian Marshall, St. Mary Central Catholic class of 1996, shared a variety of anecdotes with students along with a number of lessons applicable to life in general and life on Broadway.