Summer 2023

July 10 – July 21

The Lyceum is a summer-intensive and year-long weekend school for the performing and visual arts. The K-12 curriculum features professional artists teaching a master class series of skills-based content in specific art forms. 


Performing Arts
Ballet Theatre of Scranton
310 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503

Visual Arts
Grades 3-8: Afa Gallery
101 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503

Grades 9-12: Everhart Museum
1901 Mulberry St, Scranton, PA 18510


Visual and Performing Arts

Grades 3-12: 9 AM-2 PM

Performing Arts only

Grades K-2: 10 AM – Noon


Visual and Performing Arts

Grades 3-12: $350 

Performing Arts only

Grades K-2: $200


Visual Arts

Grades 3-5 and 6-8

This class will concentrate on drawing and painting and the importance of one to the other. Students will learn to ‘see’ using the elements and principles of art.

Leigh Pawling has taught art privately, in group studios, colleges, and special art programs for over thirty years with a focus on drawing and painting.

Visual Arts

Grades 3-5 and 6-8

Students will use a variety of materials to produce both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.

Gina Rice holds a Master of Fine Arts and has spent the past 30 years teaching at levels ranging from kindergarten to college. Gina is best known for her free-form expressive wearables in crochet wire jewelry and felted garments, as well as hand-built ceramic sculptures.

Visual Arts

Grades 9-12

This visual arts intensive at the Everhart Museum will examine art and nature while exploring and experimenting with various media.

Stefanie Colarusso is an interdisciplinary visual artist who works with educators and community organizers to design STEAM-based curricula. Additionally, she is a folk art practitioner with over 30 years of experience as a traditional Pysanky artist.

Mark Ciocca has an extensive background in art education at local, state, and national levels. His printmaking work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally.


Musical Theatre and Dance 

Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12

The course will include technique in dance and theatre with a focus on performance in the final event. Study in Broadway musical theater selections and choreographers will be included.

Matthew Lynady is a professional dancer/ choreographer living in NYC. He has performed across a variety of stages including The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Femuline World Tour starring Todrick Hall.

Musical Theatre

Grades K-2

In this class, young children will be immersed in learning specific aspects of musical theater through singing, dancing, and acting.

Billye Kubiak as performed on Broadway, in regional theatre, in commercials, and on television. She has directed and choreographed over 30 musicals and show choirs for students of all ages, and conducts lectures and motivational workshops for children and educational professionals.

Michele Conaboy McGrath is a music teacher. She has performed with many local bands, in many community theater productions, and has been involved with musically directing and directing many shows.

Musical Theatre

Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12

Students will learn aspects of musical theater performing techniques and build upon them to create exciting collaborative work. They will gain confidence in understanding stage direction, musical staging, and working as an ensemble.

Theo Lencicki is a native of Scranton, PA, and a proud Penn State School of Theater graduate. He has performed in regional theatres across the country and internationally. In addition to performing, Theo works with the Broadway Education Alliance in New York City as the Artistic Director of the Camp Broadway Ensemble.


Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12

Students will be introduced to creating a character by exploring the building blocks of strong acting technique through physical exercises, improvisation, and text work.

Maura Malloy works professionally in New York City as a director and choreographer, writer, voice-over artist, and acting coach. She loves working with young artists as a producer/director/choreographer of high school musicals, contemporary plays, and Shakespeare’s works.


Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12
This class will teach the building blocks of comedy, including how to feel comedic beats, the importance of silence and pauses, how to create good physical characters, how to develop different voices, and how to make good choices for improvisation.

Conor McGuigan is an actor and writer from Scranton. He performs throughout the area and off-Broadway and has written and directed several of his own shows.


Jazz Dance Technique

Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12

This movement class will consist of a warmup, across-the-floor movements, and choreography that implement both the technique and the style of modern jazz dance.

Jessica Osborne has performed as both a professional dancer and actor on stage and in film since 2006, including as a Radio City Rockette from 2008-2015. Jessica holds a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance.



Grades 3-5 and 6-8

This class will concentrate on drawing and painting and the importance of one to the other. Students will learn to ‘see’ using the elements and principles of art.

Stephen Murphy is a composer, performer, and music director based in NYC. He is also the frontman for the indie pop/rock band Modern Ties.

Erin Malloy has performed in musicals across the country and even at sea. She is currently a freelance singer and guest vocalist and teaches private voice lessons.


T.J. Capobianco

Opera Singer

T.J. Capobianco is quickly growing a reputation as a singer who offers tremendous artistry in difficult repertoire. T.J. will be joining the Metropolitan Opera as a full-time solo artist for the 2022/23 season. T.J. made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in the 21/22 season singing the Young Servent in Elektra.

Tara Middleton

202 Grammy Nominee

Tara is a 2019 and 2022 Pew Fellowship nominated vocalist, violinist, and lyricist, and a 2021 Doris Duke Foundation/ NYC Community Trust Grant Recipient. Currently, she is the vocalist for the world-renowned Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen, and she also leads her own ensemble Jupiter Blue. She has performed and recorded as a featured vocalist with several ensembles, incorporating a broad range of songbooks and styles.

Luigi Sottile


Luigi is currently recurring as Sean Archer on NBC’s hit series Chicago Med. He made his Broadway debut last year where he performed multiple times in the critically acclaimed Slave Play. He is particularly adept in classical theatre and has appeared in many roles at some of the country’s finest Shakespeare Festivals.

Judy McLane

Drama League Award Winning Broadway Actress

Judy performed over 4000 shows of Mamma Mia! on Broadway, making her the longest-running lead in Mamma Mia! history. As a worldwide concert and cabaret artist, she has performed as a soloist with countless symphony orchestras. Judy currently teaches private voice technique, as well as musical theatre performance and Master Classes around the country.