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.

Jimmy Brière


University of Montreal (Canada)

Noted for his authentic musicianship and accomplished technique, Canadian pianist Jimmy Brière leads a brilliant career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher.

An outstanding soloist, he has appeared with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, I Musici, the Orquestra Clássica do Porto, the Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed in many major cities in the USA, China, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Bulgaria, and Israel. In Canada, he ranks among artists invited regularly to the most prestigious festivals and musical events, such as the Festival de Lanaudière, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Orford Music Festival, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Festival of the Sound and many others.

Highly sought after as a chamber musician, he appears with renowned artists and groups including double bassist Edgar Meyer, clarinetist James Campbell, the New Zealand String Quartet and the Canadian Chamber Players. Since 2017, he is a member of the Trio Hochelaga.

In 2010, Jimmy Brière releases his first solo cd on Analekta label presenting a very original recital program composed of piano works written by famous Oscar-winning composers: Korngold, Rota, and Corigliano. The disc was very well received by critics in Canada and around the world. Previously, another CD was released on XXI-21 label, featuring piano solo and chamber music by Jean Françaix.

Prize winner at numerous international competitions, winner of an Opus Prize, Jimmy Brière has earned degrees from the Faculty of Music at the University of Montreal, from Indiana University and from the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, where he studied with Marc Durand, Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler, and André Laplante. He currently holds a position as associate professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Montreal.

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