Located in the heart of Mont-Orford National Park, Orford Music 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 450 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 close to 25,000 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 with various events such as Les Grandes soirées, Luncheon Concerts and Dinner & Jazz Nights series.
Orford Music offers complementary services along with its educational and artistic activities. Those participating in activities at our enchanting site can take advantage of our facilities, including the concert hall, several practice studios, an orchestra rehearsal room and our complete restaurant and accommodations services.
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.