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.

Meet Richard Sagala, Orford Music’s new sommelier !


Orford Music is proud to announce the appointment of Mr Richard Sagala, sommelier, who will be responsible for creating and managing Orford Music’s new wine cellar.  President of the Accredited Sommelier Association of Canada, Richard Sagala is also a Vinitaly VIA Ambassador. Richard holds ten different diplomas and certifications in wine-related fields, including a Wine MBA from the Kedge Business School (Bordeaux).

The first certified butler in Québec, Richard founded the International Montreal Butler Academy in 2016, which he manages in addition to École In Vino Veritas, a wine trade and business school he founded in 2012.  École In Vino Veritas is the only private centre in Quebec to be accredited by the British Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and is the only fully bilingual wine business school in Canada to include a focus on research . Over the past few years, École In Vino Veritas has participated in a number of research conferences, including:

  • AAWE (American Association of Wine Economists) 2016 Bordeaux conference
  • Wine 2 Wine business seminar 2015 Verona conference
  • EuAWE (European Association of Wine Economists) 2014 Lyon conference
  • AWBR (Academy of Wine Business Research) 2014 Geisenheim conference
  • AWBR (Academy of Wine Business Research) 2013 Brock University conference, Ontario
  • AAWE (American Association of Wine Economists) 2013 Stellenbosch conference

Richard is a proud graduate of Orford Music.  He attended three of our summer academies, studying guitar under Alexandre Lagoya.