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.

Orford Improvisation Ensemble

Clarinet | Double Bass | Oboe | Piano

The Orford Improvisation Ensemble presents live performances and workshops of improvised music, offering an engaging experience for curious audiences and music students alike. By combining original compositions with improvised music, the ensemble seeks to balance finely-tuned technique with the excitement of creating music spontaneously, in real time.

After completing a session at Orford Music Academy, the ensemble toured in Sweden with Anders Astrand, giving performances and workshops at a number of music schools.  The ensemble includes clarinetist Lara Mitofsky Neuss (DMA candidate, Florida State University), oboist Angela Schleihauf (M.Mus McGill and Three Little Birds), bassist Gaspard Daigle (M. Mus, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Orchestre Symphonique de L’Estuaire) and pianist Basil Vandervort-Charbonneau (M.Mus candidate, Université de Montréal). The Orford Improvisation Ensemble will be returning to its roots at the Orford Music Academy for a residency during the Summer of 2019.

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