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.


Orford Music Ambassadors are musicians who have already studied at the Academy and are ready to share their experiences and answer your questions.

So if you want to know more about the Academy – the admissions process, student life at Orford, how our master classes work or anything else – just contact an Ambassador!


Martha Chan, flute

22 years old
Languages: English, Mandarin, and Cantonese

Martha earned her undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Bonita Boyd, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in the studio of Leone Buyse at Rice University. Martha took part in the Orford Music Academy in 2016 and in 2018, taking master classes with Julien Beaudiment, Paula Robison, Robert Langevin, and Nora Shulman. Martha also participated in the Merry Musical concert series in 2018.

“ The thing I love the most about Orford Music is the fact that I can work very closely with some of the world’s most outstanding professors and music collaborators. The small class size means that the faculty is able to pay special attention to each student.”


Jocelyn Lai, piano

27 years old
Language: English 

Jocelyn is a Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate at The Graduate Centre of the City University of New York. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the UBC School of Music, a Master of Music from Juilliard and an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Jocelyn has taken part in master classes at the Orford Music Academy since 2012, studying alongside Yoheved Kaplinsky, André Laplante, and Jane Coop.   She won Fourth Prize at the 2018 Orford Music Award.

“The Orford Music Academy offers a wonderful experience to the developing artist; great lessons from master pedagogues in the field, a secluded environment to focus on music-making, performance opportunities, and genuine encouragement from the Academy team and audience members. No doubt I am a more refined and confident pianist today because of my summers spent at Orford, and, equally important, I have made lifelong friends and cherished connections along the way!”


Agnès Langlois, cello

20 years old
Language: French and English

Agnès is an undergraduate student at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. She studied at the Orford Music Academy in 2014, 2016 and 2018. Agnès took master classes with Michel Strauss, Brian Manker & Yegor Dyachkov and, in 2016, participated in the Orford Music Academy Orchestra.

“What I like the most about the Orford Music Academy is the high quality of the teachers and collaborative pianists. The quality of their teaching and their generosity are very much appreciated. I’ve learned so much in such a short period of time. The level is high and the teachers encourage us to aim even higher, especially when we have the chance to perform in concert”


Noah Lee, cello

18 years old
Language: English

Noah is an undergraduate student at Harvard College. He joined the Orford Music Academy for the first time in 2018 and took part in master classes with Michel Strauss, Lluis Claret et Laurence Lesser. Noah won Third Prize at the 2018 Orford Music Award.

“It was such an honor to participate in the Orford Music Academy this past summer! I especially loved the astounding nature surrounding the campus, as well as the incredible faculty that taught at the school. I was also so honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the Orford Music Award, where I met amazing musicians and got to compete with a repertoire that I chose and love so much!”


Alyssa Mena, flute

21 years old
Language: English and Spanish

Alyssa is currently completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She came to the Orford Music Academy for the first time in 2018, to participate in the Orford Winds Workshop with Elizabeth Rowe, Stéphane Lévesque, James Campbell, James Sommerville and Theodore Baskin.

I loved the opportunity to play and learn from such skilled and inspired musicians around me. The quality of playing was very high, and I learned an immense amount from both my teachers and my peers. I formed connections and friendships that I’ve still kept up with pretty regularly since the program”