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.

Borislava Iltcheva


Concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra

Borislava Iltcheva started playing the violin at age of 5. Ms. Iltcheva has a Bachelor’s degree from the Bulgarian National Academy and Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in violin performance form Louisiana State University. Her principal violin teachers include Alexander Iltchev, Evgenia Maria Popova, Kevork Mardirossian and Mauricio Fuks. Borislava holds prizes from several national and international competitions such as “Closter Shöntal” International Violin Competition, MTNA Chamber Music Competition, LSU Dean’s Concerto Competition, “Saverio Mercadante” International Competition and others. Borislava has an active schedule as a soloist and chamber musician. She has been featured as a soloist with the Louisiana Sinfonietta, Baton Rouge Symphony and Acadiana Symphony, Thessalonica Camerata, Chengdu Symphony Orchestra, among many others. She has performed recitals throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. Ms. Iltcheva is the Concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is the assistant to Professor Mauricio Fuks at Indiana University

Highlights from Ms. Iltcheva’s performances include a recital appearance in Carnegie Hall in New York in May, 2009 as well as a two-week European tour with recitals in Greece and Croatia. As a member of the Donatello String quartet, she was selected to participate in the Sandor Vegh International Competition. They were also selected to participate in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in California and were accepted as a quartet in residence at the Banff International Music festival. The quartet performed their debut Carnegie Recital on May 16th, 2012.

Ms. Iltcheva was on the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University as an Adjunct Faculty and Louisiana State University, teaching violin and viola. One of her students recently won the 1st Prize at the Rudolfo Lipizer International violin competition in Italy. Borislava frequently teaches masterclasses around the world and is in residence in Southern France in the month of July. Recent highlights include concerts and masterclasses in Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, France and Turkey. In the fall, she will be performing Mozart concerto No. 4 and later in the season she will be performing Piazzola’s “Four Seasons” and “Vivaldi’s” Four Seasons” with orchestras in Europe and the United States. She will be returning to Carnegie Hall for a recital in 2018.

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