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.

David Lutz


Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Vienna)

Born in West Reading, PA. David Lutz graduated from the University of Delaware (Bachelor of Arts) and from Boston University (Master of Music).

From 1978 – 2001 professor at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna (Konservatorium der Stadt Wien) where he held classes in German Art Song and in Vocal Accompanying. Since 1994 Professor for Vocal Accompanying at the University for Music and Applied Arts in Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien). Full professor since 2001; professor emeritus since 2016.

Concert tours as an accompanist for such singers as Lucia Popp, Thomas Hampson, Robert Holl, Hermann Prey, Nicolai Gedda, and others. Concerts in most of the countries of Europe, in the U.S.A., Canada, Israel, Syria, South Korea, Japan, China and Australia. Master classes in German art song in the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Japan, China and Europe.

Recordings for radio and television in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Italy, Japan, U.S.A., and Canada. Many recordings on Teldec and Preiser labels with such artists as Thomas Hampson (Mahler Lieder) and Robert Holl (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Wolf, etc.) to name a few.

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