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.

Lucie Robert


Manhattan School of Music (USA)

Violinist Lucie Robert, a native of Montreal, has received enthusiastic praise from audiences and critics alike for the expressive lyricism and tonal beauty of her playing. Allan Kozinn lauded her “melting tone” and “wonderfully supple approach to phrasing” in the New York Times. Ms. Robert carries on the great violin tradition of her teacher, the legendary Josef Gingold.

Ms. Robert has appeared as recitalist and chamber musician in major music centers including New York, London, Chicago, Washington D.C., Vienna, Beijing, Seoul, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. She has performed over thirty different works as violin soloist with major orchestras throughout North America. Ms. Robert has also collaborated in chamber music with artists such as Menahem Pressler, Richard Goode, Claude Frank, Philippe Entremont, Charles Neidich, Timothy Eddy, Paul Coletti and Isidore Cohen. As a recording artist, she has performed for National Public Radio, the CBC Radio, Radio-Canada, and Radio France. An active participant in the summer music festival scene, Ms. Robert has been guest artist or faculty member at festivals such as Bowdoin, the Conservatoire américain de Fontainebleau, Musicorda, Meadowmount, Orford Music, Waterloo, Busan Music Festival, and the Takayama Festival. She is currently on the faculty of the Texas Music Festival at the Moores School of Music, the MusicAlp Academy in France, the Northwestern Summer Violin Institute and the Bravo! International Music Academy in San Diego. Ms. Robert is the Artistic Director of Mannes in Unison, a concert series in New York City.

Highly sought after as a pedagogue, Ms. Robert has served for over thirty years as violin professor at the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College of Music in New York City. She has given master classes throughout the world at prestigious institutions such as the Seoul National University, the Central Conservatory in Beijing, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, the Glenn Gould School, and the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal. Her students have won prizes in major international competitions, including Indianapolis, Young Concert Artists, Paganini, Sendai, China, Seoul, and Szigeti competitions. Ms. Robert has served as an adjudicator for several international competitions, such as the Concours musical international de Montréal, the International Fritz Kreisler Competition, the József Szigeti International Violin and Viola Competition, the Seoul International Music Competition, and the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition.

Ms. Robert has been on the Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1990.

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