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.

Japanese Traditions


Experience the Festival by attending a few activities from Japanese tradition!
Space is limited, reserve now: 819 843-3981, ext. 232.

Conference on floral art

Monday, July 9
1:30 p.m. I $20 I bistro

Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. While flower arranging in the West focuses on the decorative aspect, Japanese flower arranging creates harmony through linear structure and the natural flow of rhythm and colour. Master Riju Shoukousai of Ikebana International Montreal will give a demonstration of the floral art that features not only the flowers, but also the vase, the leaves and the branches. The presentation will last one and a half hour and will be followed by a question period.

Space is limited, reserve now.

Sake-tasting workshops

August 6 to 9
4 p.m. I $25 I bistro

Discover sake with one of four sake-tasting workshops presented by certified master sake sommelier Kuniko Fujita.
Top off the evening with a buffet, available from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost is $23 plus taxes and service. Reservations: 819 843-3981, ext. 233

Space is limited, reserve now.

Tea ceremony

Saturday, August 11
1 p.m. I $20 I bistro

This year’s Festival ends on a very special note:  join us for a tea ceremony hosted by the Montreal Association of Chadō Urasenke Tankōkai.

Space is limited, reserve now.


Sake is an integral part of daily life in Japan, and has been woven into the cultural and social fabric over more than 2000 years. With sake imports on the rise, this rice wine is piquing the curiosity of Quebec wine enthusiasts and gourmet chefs.
Although it’s only natural that sake and Japanese cuisine go hand in hand, to the delight of diners, sake can also be served with other types of cuisine. In France, some of the great chefs suggest sake rather than wine with certain meals.
I’m very pleased to give Orford Music Festival-goers a unique opportunity to learn more about this delicious rice wine by attending one of my three sake-tasting workshops. I’m a graduate of the Sake Service Institute International in Tokyo, and the only sake sommelier in Montreal.
I look forward to sharing the history of sake with you, how it’s made, its ingredients and the methods of sake tasting. Discover the legendary Nigori, Ginjo and Junmai in an authentic Japanese ambience. Learn which sakes are served warm and which cold, and how to choose the right bottle for your favourite meals. Become a sake connoisseur, or at least a much better informed sake enthusiast!

Kuniko Fujita,
certified master sake