General Workshop Information

Cellospeak Summer Workshop

Update, March 23, 2020 – Unfortunately, due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, we have had to cancel the 2020 Summer Workshop.  All current payments will be refunded.  We will be creating some new online resources for our community, so stay tuned for more information!

The 2020 workshop is cancelled.  The 2021 workshop is TBA

Skill Builder Week
Ensemble Week

The Cello Workshops for Adults, our signature activity, consists of two one-week summer resident programs that include private lessons, technique and master classes, coached quartets, and recitals by the esteemed faculty. The first week focuses on individual skill-building while the second focuses on ensemble playing (both large and small).
Enrollment is limited for each week. Application forms are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are a minimum of 40 and a maximum of 64 participants at each workshop week. The ratio of faculty to participants is 1 to 4.


Facilities and Accommodations

The past workshops have been held at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. This beautiful facility provides an exciting and enriching experience for all participants.

Facilities include:
Fully air-conditioned spaces
Large and small rehearsal and teaching rooms
Lovely lounge and patio for receptions
Dining hall that serves delicious, healthy meals
Single-occupancy rooms (doubles available for guests)
Elevators to ease transportation of your cello

To view travel information, please click here.

Cello Rentals

If you live far from Bryn Mawr, consider renting an instrument from a local shop. Cellos are delivered directly to campus and retrieved at the conclusion of the workshops. Contact the shops to reserve a cello. Refundable deposit is required.


Every summer, Cellospeak invites vendors and luthiers to share their wares at the workshops. This makes it easy for participants to purchase music and accessories and have minor repair work performed on their instruments.


Enrollment Deadlines and Fees

Tuition includes Instruction, Room, & Board. Full payment is due by June 1st.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.



2020 Prices

One Workshop

Rate Registration/Deposit Deadline Price
Early Bird May 1st  $1425
Regular June 1st  $1525

Both Workshops

Rate Registration/Deposit Deadline Price
Early Bird May 1st  $2850
Regular June 1st  $2950

Other Costs Price
Guests  $95/night
Saturday (Early) Arrival, starting at 4 pm  $65
Late Payment Fee
(for tuition payments made after June 1st)