Deadlines to apply

February 5, 2018. 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 5, 2018. 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 4, 2017. 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 $995.
The rate for a two-week stay is $945 per week.
For three weeks or more, the rate is $895 per week.

Voice and Piano Duet

Multi-level Rates:

The rate for a one-week stay is $995.
The rate for a two-week stay is $945 per week.
For three weeks or more, the rate is $895 per week.


Baroque Music
Fingerstyle Guitar
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 $895 per week.

Message from the Artistic Director


Wonny Song

Dear audience,

I am pleased to present the 2017 edition of the Orford Music Festival, my second as artistic director. I promise a spectacular season with events for every taste. I am firmly committed to making classical music accessible to everyone and, with this in mind, we are creating opportunities to meet and discuss with the artists, including question and answer sessions before and after concerts. Stay tuned: these activities, which give you the chance to learn more about the choice of repertoire and the artists’ creative approaches, will be announced on our website.

This summer, I look forward to giving the audience opportunities to discover new aspects of classical music with artists who are constantly innovating, reinventing and pushing the limits. In particular, I have in mind harpist Valérie Milot, who will be with us for a magnificent opening concert; jazz saxophonist Yannick Rieu, very much inspired by music and sounds from around the world; and the Kuss Quartet, a remarkable quartet that sets itself apart through its original use of space on the stage.

We will also welcome several well-known artists and favourites of the Orford audience: Marc-André Hamelin, for two concerts; jazzwoman Lorraine Desmarais and her 15-piece band; cellist Stéphane Tétreault; the Orford Six Pianos ensemble; and virtuoso André Laplante. The Orchestre symphonique de Québec and conductor Fabien Gabel will make a guest appearance.

This summer season, we will pay tribute to Canadian composers as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. The music of several Canadian composers will be performed by our guest artists, including creations by Simon Bertrand, André Prévost and François Morel.

The Festival will once again present some 50 free activities for the whole family, including two visual art exhibitions, a movie night, the third edition of Family Day and a new series of concerts, Classical Picnics, given by our talented young artists.

Come and enjoy an exceptional summer season with us!

Have a great festival!