Located in the heart of Mont-Orford National Park, Orford Music (formerly known as the Orford Arts Centre) is first and foremost an advanced classical music academy with a mission to spark the creativity of young musicians at the launch of their careers and throughout their professional lives by building on excellence, creativity, accessibility and sustainability.
Founded by Gilles Lefebvre, the Orford Music Academy has always been recognized as a leader among educational institutions. Each summer, more than 400 university students from around the world come to study with its internationally renowned faculty.
The Orford Music Festival is a prestigious international event that attracts more than 20,000 festival-goers every summer. Its rich artistic programming is made up primarily of some 20 professional concerts, approximately 40 free concerts performed by students from the Academy, and visual art exhibitions. Cultural activities take place year-round, including Brunch Concerts and Dinner & Jazz Nights.
Deeply rooted in the Eastern Townships, Orford Music is a charity organization that combines nature and culture to create the perfect environment for artistic development. Through its various multidisciplinary activities, Orford Music actively participates in regional development and outreach activities.