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Deadlines to apply

February 1st, 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.

March 29th, 2017. 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.

Fees

  • 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.

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Improvisation 
Baroque Music
Fingerstyle Guitar
How to Reach your Full Potential
How to Win an Audition
How to Stand Out as a Chamber Musician

$895

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.

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Piano Trio
Orford Winds
Composition
Contemporary Music

$1790

If you add one or more weeks of master classes:
The rate will be $895 per week.

Orford Music Award

Back for a third edition, the Orford Music Award offers a unique springboard for Academy students looking to launch a musical career.

This could be your chance to stand out from the crowd and join a distinguished list of semi-finalists and finalists, including previous grand prizewinners, violinist Mai Tategami in 2016 and pianist Dong-Wan Ha in 2017! 

The format remains the same for 2018: twelve of the best Academy students will compete in front of the public over the course of a single week, from August 6 to 10, including three nights of semi-finals and one grand finale. Contestants will also get the chance throughout the week to participate in intensive career development workshops given by experienced professionals.

Several prizes will be offered:

1st prize

Cash prize

Invitation to participate in the prestigious 2019 Orford Music Festival

Full scholarship for a two-week stay at the 2019 Orford Music Academy

Concert opportunities

Private meeting with professional agents of the industry

Professional recording session

Professional photoshoot

2nd prize

Full scholarship for a two-week stay at the 2019 Orford Music Academy

Professional photoshoot

3rd prize

Full scholarship for a one-week stay at the 2019 Orford Music Academy

Audience Award

Cash prize

Invitation to participate in the prestigious 2019 Orford Music Festival

Full scholarship for a one-week stay at the 2019 Orford Music Academy

Prerequisites

Must participate in at least one master class or one workshop during the 2018 Orford Music Academy.
Must be available from August 6 to 12, 2018.
Must be 16 years of age or older.

Instruments : piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, voice

Competition process:

For the semi-finals and finals, we will ask you to submit a recital program of about 45 to 50 minutes, including at least:

• A complete sonata;

• A romantic work;

• A baroque work;

• A work of virtuosity;

For musicians other than pianists, one of these pieces must be a solo piece (without piano accompaniment).

Important: concertos are not accepted. 

During the semi-finals and final, you will be invited to choose your first piece, and the jury will then choose other works from the list that they want to hear for up to about 20 minutes per candidate. The repertoire will be the same for both rounds. Please note that the entire program must be played by memory, except sonatas and contemporary pieces. The service of a collaborative pianist will be provided for all steps of the competition.

Audition material:

Following the confirmation of your stay at the Orford Music Academy, you will be invited to send us the following audition materials by May 1, 2018:

  • A professional quality video recording (Uploaded on YouTube)

Three works of various styles, which must include a work from the standard virtuosic repertoire. They must have been recorded after July 1st, 2017. The applicant’s name and title of pieces must be clearly identified. Note that it is possible to use the same recording you used when you applied to the Orford Music Academy.

Audition MaterialPlease post on YouTube per the following instructions:

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