openLycoming: Community Seminars

I am Learning for a Lifetime. I am Lycoming.For 200 years, Lycoming College has been proud to serve the region, providing cultural opportunities and learning experiences. openLYCOMING delivers non-credit educational seminars and courses designed to expand and enrich the lives of community members.

Taught by current and emeriti members of the Lycoming College faculty, the program offers a wide range of courses in the arts, humanities, philosophy, local history, sciences, and special topics related to faculty research and community interest. While the content and duration of each course will differ, Lycoming's dedication to providing lifelong educational opportunities will endure.

Winter 2019


A Brief History of Broadway

From its 19th century beginnings to the 21st century, Broadway musicals have been fascinating as well as entertaining. We will consider dozens of shows from “The Black Crook” to “Hamilton” — discussing music, lyrics, and books and listening to historic performances. Recommended reading, but not required: Larry Stempel's Showtime: A History of Broadway Musical Theater (W. W. Norton, 2010).

Faculty: Gary Boerckel, D.M.A., professor emeritus of music, has been the music director and conductor of close to 30 musicals, operas, and operettas at Lycoming College, including four productions since his retirement in 2012.
Cost: $35
RSVP: By January 18
Dates: 4-Week Course: Wednesdays, January 30 and February 6, 13, 20, and Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lycoming College - Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

For more information or to register for an openLYCOMING course, please contact Lara Collins Breon '04 at 570-321-4376 or