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    • Composition at the Orford Music Academy

      Under the tutelage of Dorothy Chang and Jocelyn Morlock, this unique two-week course is designed for young composers at the beginning of their career.

      The 2021 workshop will be divided into two parts, one theoretical and the other practical, and will focus on writing for solo instruments or small ensembles. Students will compose works for various instruments assigned upon admission.

      Types of activities;

      • Composition presentation
      • Master classes
      • Discussing creation and career development
      • Demonstrating contemporary techniques on different instruments
      • Individual lessons
      • Rehearsals and sessions with the Contemporary Music Workshop
      • Online or on campus concert

      Participants will also benefit from working closely with Véronqiue Lacroix, conductor and director of the Contemporary Music Workshop. All works created during this course will be performed and recorded.

      2021 Academy – Details


    Application Deadlines

    February 3, 2022
    First Round (for automatic scholarship consideration)

    March 31, 2022
    Second Round (for scholarship consideration, subject to availability)

    Applications received after the Second Round deadline will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.


    Please note that scholarships can cover up to 75% of tuition fees.

    1 week at Orford: $653.05 / week (CAD)
    2 weeks at Orford: $603.05 / week (CAD)
    3 or more weeks: $553.05 / week (CAD)

    Additional fees will apply for Room & Board if studying on-campus.