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.

Message from Wonny Song


Wonny Song,
Artistic and Executive Director


A Japanese-inspired
musical experience

Dear audience,
As I embark on my third year as Artistic Director and first year as Executive Director, I am pleased to present the programming for the 2018 Orford Music Festival. I can’t wait to discover and re-discover with you the incredibly talented artists with whom we will share an immersive experience that will include both musical and gourmet tasting events with a Japanese flair.
I am deeply inspired by the Japanese culture, the way in which the Japanese think and strive for excellence in every sphere of life. Japan has a long and unique cultural tradition, which is expressed in all of its artistic forms and which, ironically, aligns remarkably well with the country’s innovative spirit. My aim was to capture this innovative quality in the 2018 programming, which just happens to fit perfectly with the commemorative events to be held this year in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Japan-Canada diplomatic relations.
In addition to our usual free family events, we will enjoy two new concert series created in collaboration with Merry House and the municipality of North Hatley, a number of gourmet evenings at the bistro, visual art exhibitions, the third edition of the prestigious Orford Music Award, and close to twenty great concerts performed by some of the finest classical and jazz musicians around. Outstanding pianists Charles Richard-Hamelin and Christian Blackshaw, soprano Suzie Leblanc, jazzwoman Marianne Trudel, the renowned chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy, and rising star Marina Thibeault are but a few who will captivate audiences at the Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall this summer. Our talented performers will present some new works by Canadian composer Airat Ichmouratov. Certain guest artists will also honour our theme by performing one or more pieces by recognized Japanese composers. An excellent example is Sara Davis Buechner, who will be joined on stage by a Japanese mime artist.
This summer, I invite you to join us at Orford Music for a remarkable artistic experience. Come and discover the magnificent culture of the Land of the Rising Sun with all five senses.
Enjoy the Festival!