Barry Moyer Scholarship Application

Bloom Early Music Workshop invites motivated early musicians to apply for the Barry Moyer Workstudy Scholarship.  This award is intended for enthusiastic musicians who would otherwise be unable to attend a weekend workshop, or who would otherwise feel financially burdened with the costs associated with the workshop.

We might call on scholarship recipients to help with a few tasks:

  • Assisting with participant check-in
  • Set-up and break down classrooms
  • Help set up and clean up for meals

Completion of tasks may require you to miss small portions of class periods (for example, to help set up for lunch). If you are physically unable to do some tasks, let us know – we’ll adapt the requirements.

Applications are due no later than July 30, and awards will be announced by Aug. 15.  Applicants should also complete the workshop application.  In the event you are not awarded a scholarship, we will refund any money you already paid should you need to withdraw your registration.

Scholarship does not include housing or meals served outside the workshop (workshop tuition includes potluck dinner Friday evening, light breakfast Saturday morning, lunch Saturday, and light breakfast Sunday morning).

About Barry Moyer

If you ask anyone who knew him, they will almost always tell you Barry was a big guy and a gentle person.  He lived on the West Coast in the Bay area for much of his life, but was living in a suburb of Washington, DC, by the time he reached retirement age.  Appreciative of experiences to play music with others, Barry enjoyed attending workshops, including both Mountain Collegium and the Bloom Early Music Workshop.  Barry’s collection of recorders included two contrabass recorders and two great bass recorders, among various other recorders and Renaissance instruments.

In the days of the Bloom Workshop prior to the 2020 outbreak of COVID-19, Barry would always be in the back row of Dwayne Heisler’s garage during the nightly playing sessions.  Frequently, he would be playing a great bass recorder while others around him played his other large recorders.  He and his partner Judy contributed heavily to the purchase and preparation of meals, and Judy practically lived in the kitchen making sure all 30 or so workshop participants stayed fed.  

On February 2, 2021, Barry Moyer passed away, but his generosity lives on.  Friends collaborated to commission a piece of music in Barry’s honor.  Additional support from these friends helped Mountain Collegium’s Bloom Early Music Workshop establish a fund to help early musicians attend a high-quality and engaging workshop.  Two full tuition scholarships are available in 2023.