2021 Workshop
September 3–5, 2021

The Bloom Early Music Workshop will be held in-person September 3-5, 2021.


Open to recorders, viols, singers, and other early instruments, the workshop opens Friday evening with a large group meet-and-greet and playing session.  Participants attend 3 90-minute class sessions on Saturday, followed by another large group playing session that evening.  The Sunday morning finale to the workshop is a large group playing session with a Renaissance mass, which is open to the public.


St. Matthew Lutheran Church hosts this year's workshop.  Located in the heart of Bloomsburg, PA, the facilities are roomy and allow for great music making and lots of opportunities to socialize.


Click here to meet the faculty.



Bloom Early Music Workshop

Over a decade ago Dwayne Heisler started a three-day workshop in his home in the Poconos of Pennsylvania.  The rural backdrop became a yearly destination to early musicians from up and down the east coast.  The workshop began with Lisle Kulbach as the sole instructor, then grew to include Larry Lipnik.  Jody Miller came on board and the three have been the trio of instructors for years.


In 2021, Mountain Collegium Early Music & Folk Music Workshop assumed duties to run the Bloom Early Music Workshop.  The three directors, along with Susan Schwartz and Phil Hollar, began making plans for continuing the workshop in Bloomsburg, PA, after Dwayne Heisler decided he wished to retire from running and hosting the workshop.  No workshop was offered in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the workshop resumes September 3–5, 2021.


Please sign up for the workshop mailing list HERE.