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.

John Kadz


University of Calgary – School of Creative and Performing Arts (Canada)

John Kadz's career as chamber musician and teacher spans more than 50 years and includes extensive touring throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. As a member of the One Third Ninth piano trio, Mr. Kadz performed hundreds of concerts in many of the world's finest venues, as well as doing extensive grass roots work to develop and promote chamber music in western Canada.

Mr. Kadz began his professional career at age 17 as a member of the Houston Symphony under the baton of Sir John Barbirolli. His other professional activities have included serving as the principal cellist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and performing with chamber music groups Aubade and Lyric Chamber Players.

Mr. Kadz is a cello instructor at the School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary and also maintains a large private student cello class. Previously, he was a cello instructor with Mount Royal University Conservatory and managed its Academy Program and Summer Strings Academy. He was also Co-Artistic Director for Morningside Music Bridge at Mount Royal University from its inception until 2015. He also served as a faculty member of the Indiana University String Academy Program and the Glenn Gould School in Toronto.

Mr. Kadz is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Canada. He has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award at Mount Royal University and the Alberta Achievement Award for Excellence in Music. In September 2003, Mr. Kadz was invited by Beijing’s Central Conservatory of China to be a guest instructor there. He is the founding Artistic Director of Valhalla Fine Arts in British Columbia’s Slocan Valley and Co-Artistic Director and cello instructor for the Valhalla Summer School of Music.

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