Larry Worster Music Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Larry Worster began his musical life at age 14, picking up a guitar and learning to play by ear. He spent the next two decades performing in popular and traditional styles of American music. He began his teaching career as a guitar instructor at the Swallow Hill School of Music and the University of Colorado at Boulder Extended Studies Program. After becoming convinced that teaching music was his calling in life, he enrolled in CU-Boulder, initially studying classical guitar before turning to musicology for his graduate degrees. It was here that he met the man who would become his lifelong mentor, Dr. William Kearns. From Bill, he learned that one must ceaselessly strive to discover the unknown, to use the tools of research to uncover the knowledge that leads to better understandings. Dr. Worster served on the faculty at MSU Denver from 1988 until his retirement in 2014, teaching the music literature, history, and senior project classes. He decided to start this scholarship out of a special respect for the student body at MSU Denver, having returned to college in his late 30s and completed his music degrees while working and raising his family. It is his desire to inspire future generations of students to use research to unlock mysteries and empower their own lives through their quest. The Worster Scholarship will be available to all aspiring music majors at MSU Denver. Since its founding, the MSU Denver Music Department has produced outstanding students in all fields of music. It is meant to be awarded to students who show outstanding potential for contributing to the advancement of the art or study of music, either academically as scholars or as performers during their undergraduate studies. The scholarship is intended for students who have declared their intention to study at MSU Denver who are not currently enrolled students.
• Have a declared major in Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver
• Register for classes in fall semester
• Show outstanding potential for contributing to the advancement of the art or study of music, either academically as scholars or as a performer during their undergraduate studies