Deadlines to apply

February 7, 2019. You will automatically be considered for a scholarship if you apply before that date and if all of the audition material has been received.

April 4, 2019. Without a scholarship, acceptances according to available places.

Successful applicants will have to pay 50% of the fees within 14 days after the reception of the acceptance letter in order to reserve their place.

The full balance must be paid before May 2, 2019. In case of cancellation, the first payment is non-refundable. The second payment can be reimbursed if the student notifies the Admission Coordinator by e-mail at admissions@orford.mu, at the latest one month (30 days) before the first day of the stay. A $50 administration fee will then be deducted from the amount.

If a medical problem beyond your control prevents you from taking part in the Orford Music Academy, your deposit may be used for the subsequent year when a medical certificate is provided. However, you will have to go through the full audition process and be accepted again. If a scholarship was granted to you, it is not transferable to the following year.


  • tuition fees;
  • room in double occupancy;
  • meals at the Orford Music cafeteria;
  • access to concerts at the Orford Music Festival, subject to availability of tickets;
  • access to the training room.

Multi-level Rates:

The rate for a one-week stay is $1 020.
The rate for a two-week stay is $970 per week.
For three weeks or more, the rate is $920 per week.

Voice and Piano Duet

Multi-level Rates:

The rate for a one-week stay is $1020.
The rate for a two-week stay is $970 per week.
For three weeks or more, the rate is $920 per week.


Baroque Music
How to Reach your Full Potential
How to Win an Audition
How to Stand Out as a Chamber Musician


If you add one week of master class, the rate will be $945.
For a stay of three weeks or more, the rate is $895 per week.


Piano Trio
Orford Winds
Contemporary Music


If you add one or more weeks of master classes:
The rate will be $920 per week.

Alexa Still


Oberlin Conservatory (USA)

Alexa Still teaches at Oberlin Conservatory. She got her doctorate in New York (SUNYSB), won competitions including the New York Flute Club Competition and East-West Art Award Competition, and then returned home as principal flute of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the age of 23. Other awards include a Churchill Fellowship and a Fulbright Award.

She eventually left the NZSO to devote more time to solo engagements and teaching, based first at the University of Colorado at Boulder, then at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she was also Director of Performance Research, and since 2011, at the Oberlin Conservatory. Regular summer engagements include the Aria International Academy and Interlochen Summer Arts Camp as a Valade Fellow. Recent concerto engagements include John Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy with the Albany Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Colorado Music Festival and the American premiere of Matthew Hindson’s House Music Flute Concerto and Elliott Carter’s Flute Concerto at National Flute Association conventions.

Alexa Still has performed and taught in England, Germany, Slovenia, Turkey, Mexico, Venezuela, Panama, Brazil, Canada, Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, and of course across the United States. Alexa’s many recordings on the Koch International Classics label have garnered unanimous praise: “impeccable in technique and taste, seductive in phrasing” (Stevenson Classical CD Guide); “Still plays... so convincingly I cannot separate her from the music” (American Record Guide); “whatever she plays sounds musical in every turn of the phrase” (Gramophone); “a stunning showcase for the astonishing Alexa Still” (Fanfare). New releases include a CD of recital music by Venezuelan composer Efrain Amaya on Oberlin’s own label.

Alexa has also served as the elected President of the National Flute Association (USA), and regularly writes for flute journals across the globe. Her flute was made by Brannen Brothers with gold or wooden headjoints by Sanford Drelinger. When her flute is in its case, Alexa is an avid motorcyclist, and she shares a daughter and two dogs with her husband. You can read much more about Alexa on her website: www.alexastill.com

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