Upcoming Events

March 30
1:30 PM Masterclass with Amit Peled

4:00 PM Play-In with Amit Peled and the Peabody Cello Gang

Want to join the Play-In? Participation is free, but Email Us at info at cellospeak dot org  to give us an accurate headcount.

Events held at Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA

March 31 at 4:00 PM
Peabody Peled Cello Gang

Amit Peled events are co-presented by the Fairfax Symphony

April 14 at 7:00 PM
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Tapestry Cello Ensemble in Concert

May 18
Weekend Workshop

July 21 – 27
Skill Builder Workshop

July 28 – August 3
Ensemble Workshop

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Two Cello Workshops for Adults in 2013

Skill-Builder Workshop • July 28 - August 3     Ensemble Workshop • August 4 - August 10

Bryn Mawr College • Bryn Mawr, PA

Dorothy Amarandos, Artistic Director


We were so successful in our offering of two distinctly different weeks of programming last year that we’ve decided to do it again!  Participants are not limited and may apply for either or both workshops.

Skill-Builder Workshop

Sunday July 28 – Saturday August 3

Focus: Individual Skills

Participants are divided into four groups based on experience: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced.

The program includes:

·         Daily Group Technique and Ensemble Classes

·         Four (4) half-hour private lessons per week

·         Two (2) hours daily for individual practice or pick-up groups

·         Individual recital performances  with piano accompaniment

·         Final Concert featuring performances by each of the four ensemble groups

Ensemble Workshop

Sunday August 4 – Saturday August 10

Focus: Ensemble Skills

Participants are divided into four groups based on experience for placement in the Cello Choir and Quartets.

The program includes:

·         Technique Classes and Sectionals

·         Time for individual practice or pick-up groups

·         Quartet Performances

·         Final Concert featuring performances by the Cello Choir and Faculty

·         Participants who wish to arrive with pre-formed groups and music pre-selected are encouraged to do so.

Facilities and Accommodations

Bryn Mawr College • Bryn Mawr, PA


The workshops are held at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  This outstanding facility provides for an exciting and enriching experience for all participants.

Facilities include:

·         Comfortable, fully air-conditioned spaces

·         Large and small rehearsal and teaching rooms

·         Beautiful lounges

·         Dining hall that serves exquisitely prepared meals

·         Choice of single or double-occupancy rooms

·         Elevators to ease transportation of your cello


Enrollment is limited for each week.   Application forms are available below and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to previous participants until March 15, 2013.

·         Minimum of 40 and maximum of 64 participants for each workshop week

·         One (1) Virtuoso Faculty for every four (4) participants


Skill-Builder Workshop

Sunday July 28 – Saturday August 3




Ensemble Workshop

Sunday August 4 – Saturday August 10




Both Workshops

Reduced Tuition:




Other Costs


            Saturday Arrival

            Late Fee (July 1)

$75 per night
$50 per person

Payment Schedule

The following Application Form must be accompanied by a deposit of $200.  Please see the following schedule for application and payment guidelines. 

March 15, 2013
Priority given to previous participants  before  this date
May 15, 2013
Application Deadline with $200 Deposit
June 1, 2013

Deposit is  non-refundable ;
   Full refund of balance is available for cancellations
June 30, 2013
Tuition must be  PAID IN FULL
July 1, 2013 
$75 Late Fee Assessed;  NO REFUNDS



Please download and print the Application Form below.  If you do not have Adobe Reader you may download it here for free or contact us for an application in Microsoft Word (.doc) format.



·         Please be as thorough as possible to ensure proper placement.

·         Do not forget to indicate which workshop(s) you would like to attend

·         We strongly encourage all applicants to submit a recording.  Though it is not required, it will help the staff to place each participant according their unique strengths and needs.  You may:

v  E-mail an MP3

v  Mail a well-packaged CD or DVD

v  Post a video on You Tube and e-mail us the link

·         Mail BOTH PAGES of the application along with your $200 Deposit to:

Cellospeak, Inc.

2364 Old Trail Drive

Reston, VA 20191

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at info@cellospeak.org






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