2021 Summer Offerings

2021 Workshops Cancelled

In view of the ongoing challenges caused by Covid, and in light of concerns expressed by members of our community at our March 5, 2021 Town Hall, we have decided NOT to hold in-person workshops again this year. We know this is disappointing news. We are as anxious as everyone to be able to play together once again. But it has not been possible to confirm arrangements that we are confident would ensure that everyone is safe.

2021 Studio Programs – All New!

In place of our regular workshops, we will host virtual Studio programs via Zoom again this summer. But we have organized them a bit differently from our 2020 Studio. This time, we will offer two different 3-day (Friday-Sunday) weekend programs (two weeks apart) with slightly different areas of focus. On the first weekend (Friday July 16 – Sunday July 18), the Technique Studio will focus on personal lessons and skills. On the second weekend (Friday July 30 – Sunday August 1), the Performance Studio will focus on rehearsals for one or more virtual group performances of Cellospeak arrangements. The resulting performance will be posted to our YouTube channel.

We are structuring the Studio programs so that you may attend one or both Studio programs. Each Studio will include a half-day of classes and practice with special presentations and faculty recitals in the early evening. We will post more information about these programs shortly, including complete schedules, applications, tuition and faculty. Music and other materials will also be sent out in advance. In the meantime, below are some general descriptions of each program:

Technique Studio
(Fri. July 16 – Sun. July 18)
  • Private lessons with faculty
  • Group technique classes
  • Trouble shooting breakout sessions by level of proficiency
  • Special presentations
  • Faculty recitals

Performance Studio
(Fri. July 30 – Sun. August 1)
  • Play-along duet classes (with pre-recorded practice tracks)
  • Topic presentations
  • Sectional rehearsals for virtual performance recording(s)
  • Special presentations
  • Faculty recitals

2022 Workshops at Old Dominion University (ODU)

Save the Dates: July 16-30, 2022

We are very excited to announce that we have already secured the last two weeks of July 2022 for our Summer Workshops at our new venue – Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. More information about those workshops will be posted in 2022, so watch this space!

ODU Residence Hal
ODU Dining Hall
Chandler Recital Hall

For those of you used to the bucolic Gothic elegance of Bryn Mawr, ODU will certainly be a change. But we think you will love our new summer home! The ODU campus is very flat and compact. The dorms are new and spacious, with 4 person/2 bath suites. The dining hall is new and airy and right next door to the dorms. All of the buildings that we will use for our programs are very close together, fully air conditioned and equipped with elevators. ODU is easily accessed by car, air and rail. By car or taxi, the ODU campus is about 18 minutes from Norfolk International Airport (ORF), and about 10 minutes from the Amtrak Norfolk Station. Waterfront vistas and restaurants, and the beach are also nearby! We think our new location is almost tailor made for Cellospeak! More information will be posted in early 2022.