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At the May 15, 2021, meeting of the Lycoming College board of trustees, approval was given to break ground on a new building for College’s music program. The 14,000 square foot facility will sit on the southeast corner of campus and connect with the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Construction is expected to begin in late June or early July, putting the project on schedule to be completed in time for the Fall 2022 semester.
With Lycoming’s rich history of music as both an academic discipline and a co-curricular activity, the new facility has caught the imagination of alumni and friends of the College who have enthusiastically supported the initiative. Three leadership gifts jump-started a $5.5 million fundraising effort in the spring of 2020. A year later, more than $5.35 million in total commitments have been received. The base of financial support has been as broad as it has been deep with more than 130 music alumni making gifts to the building as part of a peer-to-peer fundraising effort that has resulted in nearly $200,000 in additional commitments.
As construction gets underway, the cost of the project is now expected to approach $6 million, largely due to the skyrocketing prices of building materials, so there is a need for additional philanthropic support. Several naming opportunities within the building are still available. For more information, contact Robb Dietrich at 570-337-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the new music facility here.