Sue comes to Cellospeak from a background as both a performer and administrator. She has been active as a freelance violinist in the Washington D.C. area for many years, and currently still plays in both the Fairfax Symphony and the Arlington Philharmonic. Her most recent “day job” was 22 years working for the Library of Congress until her retirement in 2017. At the Library, she started out in the Music Division producing digital collections of performing arts materials, and later on worked in communications roles for both digital preservation and general outreach programs. During her time there, she also served in leadership roles as Co-Chair of the International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval in 2003, and as Co-Director of the Library’s 2016 National Book Festival. Sue has also served as an officer for various community and music related boards over the years, and she holds degrees in both music and arts management.
In this role for Cellospeak, Sue will work in tandem with Artistic Director Bomin Collins and the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization. The Administrative Director is essentially the point person for all matters involving logistics for the annual workshop, memberships, website, marketing, and general outreach and communications.
Even though Sue is not a cellist, she has known many cellists over the years including several longstanding members of Cellospeak, and was honored to know the groups’ founder, the late Dorothy Amarandos. She is now very happy to help carry on the work of the accomplished, dedicated and friendly group of people that is Cellospeak!