Daily repertoire classes and cello ensemble rehearsals plus one private lesson during the week.
Bring your family if you wish - there will be time off to enjoy the beach.
Choose from our list of unaccompanied works by women composers to add to your repertoire.
Perform at the boardwalk, nature center, and St. Martha's as a member of the Bethany Beach Cellofest Ensemble.
Start your day right with our morning wellness session.
While the Bethany Beach Cellofest immerses you in the world of music, it also offers the flexibility to customize your stay. Participants select their own accommodation, turning their visit into a personalized beach holiday. Whether you prefer a cozy beachside cottage, a family-friendly hotel, or a luxurious condo, Bethany Beach has a wide range of options to suit your taste and budget.
This arrangement not only tailors your experience but also opens the door for your family to join in the adventure. Beyond the intensive cello sessions, we've planned a festival that includes everyone. Start your day with our wellness sessions, open to all family members, where the calming sea breeze enhances your stretching and meditation at the start of each day.
Your family is also warmly invited to our public performances. Experience the magic of music with concerts on the Boardwalk, at the Nature Center, and inspiring at St. Martha's Church. Create lasting summer memories with these shared musical experiences.
Moreover, we've intentionally scheduled free time for you to explore the beach, indulge in local cuisine, or simply relax with your loved ones. The Bethany Beach Cellofest is more than a music festival; it's an opportunity to blend passion with leisure, creating a perfect summer getaway for you and your family.
This year at the Bethany Beach Cellofest, we embark on a journey of musical exploration, focusing on the unaccompanied works of women composers for our morning sessions, and a tailored ensemble program for the afternoons, adapted to the skill levels and interests of our participants.
Delving into pieces all suitable for performance but ranging in level of difficulty from beginner through professional, each morning will be an opportunity to discover and interpret music that brings new perspectives and variety to your repertoire.
Whether your goal is to add to your performance or teaching repertoire or challenge and refine your technical skills, these works provide you with an opportunity for growth and enjoyment.
By exploring these works, we aim to celebrate the diversity and creativity of women composers, offering a unique and enriching musical experience.
These sessions are about more than just playing together; they're about creating a musical community and the joy of a shared musical experience. From classical masterpieces to contemporary compositions, the ensemble program will be as diverse as our group of cellists.
Whether you are a seasoned cellist or an enthusiastic amateur, the Bethany Beach Cellofest promises to offer an enriching and immersive musical experience, balancing technical skill development with emotional and artistic expression.
Thank you to Catherine Black and Vaulted Sky Music for providing our ensemble music!
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We can provide you with a rental cello for your time at the Bethany Beach Cellofest for a small additional fee.
Thank you to High Strung Violins and Guitars in Durham, NC, for making this possible.