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Music News

Lycoming College Music Gala takes a new turn with Bach Experience

Lycoming College’s ninth annual Music Gala, Sunday, April 14, at 4 p.m., at Williamsport’s historic Community Arts Center, will showcase works from the Lycoming College choir, band, and orchestra, as well as from the Lycoming College Community Orchestra (LCCO). This year’s Gala will add a new element with the addition of choral students from high schools across the region. The event is free and open to the public.

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Halloween Spectacular fills Community Arts Center with spooky, family-friendly music

Join Lycoming College Community Orchestra at the beautiful Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport for an evening of trick-or-treating and musical fun for the whole family! The College’s Halloween Spectacular is slated for Saturday, Oct. 28, and is free and open to the public.

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New faculty arrive at Lycoming College for 2023-24 academic year

Lycoming College welcomed several new faculty members to campus for the 2023-24 academic year, bringing a breadth of knowledge to classrooms at the nationally-recognized liberal arts and sciences institution.

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Lycoming College Community Orchestra to perform arias and overtures

The Lycoming College Community Orchestra (LCCO) is slated to perform a concert of beloved arias and overtures from operas on Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Williamsport’s Community Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Sun-Gazette: Lycoming College’s Trachte Music Center dedicated

" 'This magnificent facility will stand here and generations and generations of Lycoming College, students, faculty, alumni and members of the community will make music.' With those promising words, Kent C. Trachte, 15th and current Lycoming College president, humbly expressed his gratitude at the formal dedication ceremony Friday night of the new music center named in his honor on the campus of Lycoming College in Williamsport."

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Sun-Gazette: Trachte Music Center fits with Lycoming College’s emphasis on music

"Music education and study has been a two-century-old tradition at Lycoming College. During the formal dedication of the Trachte Music Center on Friday, administrators and faculty reminisced on the history of music at the private liberal arts institution of higher learning and how the new facility is envisioned to meet or exceed expectations."

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WBRE: Trachte Music Center opens at Lycoming College

Lycoming College's Chip Edmonds and William Ciabattari discuss the opening of the new Trachte Music Center and how it will positively impact the study of music on campus.

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"Lycoming College opened the doors Friday night for the newly constructed $8.5 million Trachte Music Center."

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Lycoming College celebrates music from world’s fairs with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to a spectacular musical celebration of the legendary world's fairs at a performance of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (PRO) on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport. MEET ME AT THE FAIR!: Music from the Great "World's Fairs" will include musical pieces from the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, and the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. General admission tickets are available for $20, and can be purchased by visiting

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Lycoming College welcomes new faculty for the 2022-23 academic year

Lycoming College is pleased to welcome eleven faculty members to its community this fall, bringing with them extensive knowledge and experience in their fields. With ecocriticism on the theatre stage, operatic styles in the music hall, Anglo-modernism in literature, expertise in stellar evolution, and more, these professors will enrich the classrooms at Lycoming College.

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Lycoming College carries on the legacy of the WCCA

Continuing the legacy established by the Williamsport Community Concert Association (WCCA), Lycoming College hosted a celebration of the merger of the two organizations at the Williamsport Community Arts Center’s Capitol Lounge on Thursday evening.

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New Lycoming College music building honors current president Kent C. Trachte

The three lead donors of Lycoming College’s new music building announced they will name the facility the Trachte Music Center, in honor of the College’s 15th and current president, Kent C. Trachte, Ph.D., and his spouse Sharon R. Trachte, Ph.D. Current and emeritus trustees Peter ’69 and Joyce Lynn, Dan Fultz ’57, and Stan ’80 and Jolene ’80 Sloter, each worked closely with President Trachte over the course of his nine years as president. They have named the building in recognition of the Trachtes’ leadership, contributions to the College and community, and love and appreciation for music.

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Lycoming College student receives full scholarship to study abroad in Ireland

Music and anthropology major, Birdie Hadfield ’24, became the first Lycoming College student to win a Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship (FEA) and full tuition scholarships to study ethnomusicology in Ireland.

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Annual Music Gala celebrates student ensembles at Lycoming College

The Lycoming College music department announces its 7th annual Music Gala, showcasing select ensembles from the College, on Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m., at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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