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.

Michel Strauss


Conservatoire national supérieur de Paris

Royal Conservatoire The Hague

Central Conseravtory of Beijing

Cellist considered as one of the most accomplished French musicians of his generation, Michel Strauss studied in France and the United States. Professor of the violoncello class at the Conservatoire national supérieur de Paris since 1987, he has trained many musicians of the new generation, and set up a great number of conferences and workshops in the United States and Asia, as well as in his native country and Normandy region, to reward the outreach efforts of young performers.

Principal Cello of the Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France in 1980, Mr. Strauss also performs with many orchestras in France and abroad, and gives the world premieres of concertos composed especially for him. In chamber music, he has been partnered with several artists including Henriette Puig-Roget, Tibor Varga, Georges Pludermacher, Gérard Jarry, Aldo Parisot, Serge Collot, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Gérard Caussé, Bruno Pasquier, and the legendary Sándor Végh.

Michel Strauss has performed in most of the French music festivals and on major stages around the world. Since its inception, he is Music Director of the Musique de chambre at the Giverny Festival.

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