Administrative Director
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...

Artistic Director
Bomin Son Collins graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Music Performance and received her Masters in Music Education at George Mason University. She started her music training early on the piano but then switched to cello as her choice instrument at the age of 9. Since then, she has held principal roles in the American Youth Philharmonic, Boston University Chamber Orchestra and was a fellow member of the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program on a full scholarship. As a cellist, she has performed and was featured as a soloist at venues such as...

(1924 - 2019)
Founder & Executive Chairman
Dorothy Amarandos has crafted a singular lifetime career as a cello teacher, performer and entrepreneur, touching the lives of hundreds of devoted students of all ages and innovating music programs of unique power and reach. For 30 years, she maintained a private teaching studio in Reston for both school aged and adult cello students. Dorothy’s teaching approach combines elements of Suzuki with more traditional instruction techniques. Cellospeak was founded in response to requests from her adult students for opportunities to play ensembles in a supportive atmosphere. The flagship program of Cellospeak, the two, one-week summer...