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.

Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot


University of Montreal (Canada)

The Viennese-born violist Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot, described as a violist of exceptional quality, is in great demand on the Canadian and international music scene. A Canadian citizen since 1987, she frequently returns home to Austria and surrounding European countries to give recitals, masterclasses and chamber music performances.

She is currently full-time professor of viola and chamber music at the Université de Montréal and has just finished her mandate as head of the String Department (2000-2010). She teaches as well at the Orford Music Academy, is on the Viola Faculty of the North American Viola Institute (NAVI) directed by Heidi Castleman, the Perlman Music Programm  (PMP)  the new TTT (teach to teach teach) Project in Chile in April 2011 and February 2012. In 2011, Jutta masterclasses have taken her to the major Canadian cities, to New York, to the Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music, to Bogota in Columbia, Villaricca in Chile and Germany.

Ms. Puchhammer-Sédillot graduated from the Wiener Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst under Siegfried Führlinger with honors and holds a Master’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York under Heidi Castleman. She has performed with renowned artists such as Janos Starker and Lorand Fenyves, and has been invited to be a guest artist among others, with the Bogota Symphony in Columbia, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, the Kayaleh Academy orchestra in Switzerland and the Orchestre de l’Univeristé de Montréal (OUM), the Fine Arts Quartet, Musica Camerata and the Alcan String Quartet. Co-founder of the Trio Kegelstatt, the Quatuor Claudel and the Trio à cordes de Montréal, she now is principal violist of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval (OSL). In Europe, she was a member of the Wiener Nonett touring throughout Europe and Japan and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. A new viola concerto will be composed for her and the OSL by Tim Brady for the 2012-2013 season.

Her recitals often recorded for radio broadcasts underline her interest for unknown post-romantic works and new sonatas written for her. Her solo CDs, entitled Alto Romantic Fantasies (Eclectra ECCD-2060) and German Romantic Works (Fidelio FIDC 018) have both been acclaimed in Fanfare Magazine with praise: “Here the viola shines with as much fire as a passionate violin, cries with as much desperation as a cello, entices, seduces, and convinces the listener that no string instrument could be more versatile or beautiful.”

Her latest discovery recitals featured Russian Jewels with works by S.Vassilenko, V. Gaigerova and S. Prokofiev. Her future recitals will be centered around “pièces de concours” French show pieces composed around the beginning of the 20th century by George Huê, Henri Büsser and many others.

She is the president of the Canadian Viola Society and has hosted the 34th International Viola Congress 2006 in Montreal and has led the first Canadian Viola Festival East to West at the Université de Montréal in October 2009. Her active participation at the International Viola congresses as a performer, teacher and lecturer around the world have earned her the coveted Maurice Riley Award given by the International Viola Society for international achievement.

She plays on a Geoffrey Ovington viola made in 1989.

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