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.

Michael Cox


Royal Academy of Music

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Michael Cox enjoys a rich and varied musical life. He was Principal Flute of the London Symphony Orchestra for five years before moving to the BBC Symphony Orchestra, where he has now been for nearly twenty years. Additionally, he is the solo flutist of two top UK chamber orchestras, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the London Mozart Players. He has appeared widely as a soloist in all continents and made many concerti, recital and chamber recordings (including for Sony, Naxos, EMI). A popular artist internationally, Michael Cox has been asked to play at festivals in Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Ireland, Brasil, Korea, Mexico, Switzerland, USA and Scotland in just the last few months.

Years of dedication to the performance of new music has led to direct collaborations with composers such as Stockhausen, Boulez, Reich, Berio, Dutilleux, Adams and Takemitsu amongst the greats, as well as with rafts of composers of the younger generations. He has given world and UK premieres of a great number of solo pieces (many of them written for him) and he is a composer in his own right. In 2009, Michael Cox joined the UK's foremost new music ensemble, the London Sinfonietta. He also enjoys performing on period instruments and is active in studio and film studio work.

A passionate and committed teacher, Michael Cox has given classes in many parts of the world, is a professor of flute at the Royal Academy of Music (from where many of his students have gone on to hold positions in orchestras around the world) and is Artistic Director of a unique orchestral training website, Principal Chairs. A book focusing on his teaching is currently being prepared by Australian flutist Joana Sullivan. Michael is an International Artist for Altus flutes.

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