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Dr. Larry Worster

Professor Emeritus

Larry Worster



Music History

After a career performing traditional and popular American music, Larry Worster began his teaching career as a guitar instructor at the Swallow Hill School of Music, Robb's Music, and the University of Colorado at Boulder Extended Studies Program. After his experience instructing in the studio, he became convinced that teaching music was his calling in life. Although he had initially studied chemisty as a young man, he enrolled in CU-Boulder, initially studying classical guitar before turning to musicology for his graduate degrees. Worster has been on the faculty at MSU Denver since 1994 coordinating the music literature, history, and senior project classes as well as advising all string and guitar students. He feels 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.