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    • Darett Adkins

      Cellist Darrett Adkins enjoys a great breadth of musical activity as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. In addition to performing the standard repertoire, he has commissioned, premiered and recorded many important new works, including concertos by Su Lian Tan and Philip Cashian. He premiered concertos by Stephen Hartke and Jeffrey Mumford and gave the American premieres of concertos by Donatoni, Messiaen, Wallin, and Birtwistle. He is a member of the Lions Gate Trio and serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory and the Aspen Music Festival and School. 


      During your stay at Orford Music, you will create unforgettable memories while evolving into the artist you aspire to be. Orford Music’s master classes are unique opportunities to work on your goals with the mentors of your choice.

      The master classes include the following elements:

      • Master classes or individual lessons lasting 2.5 hours per week
      • Group activities (master class, Q&A sessions, technical lessons)
      • Opportunity to perform in student concerts
      • Opportunity to perform in paid concerts
      • Access to a collaborative pianist
      • Networking activities with faculty members and the student community
      • Access to conferences on various topics related to a career in music (e.g., mental health, collaboration between artistic disciplines, stage presence development, etc.)
      • Accommodation in one of our two residences
      • Three meals a day, as well as full access to a kitchen and common areas
      • Rehearsal studios equipped with pianos (available from 6AM to 11PM)
      • Housekeeping, laundry facilities (for a fee), parking, and free Wi-Fi
      • Free tickets to concerts at the Gilles-Lefebvre Hall (subject to availability)
      • Opportunity to explore the beautiful landscapes of Mont-Orford National Park, the majestic Lake Memphremagog, and the tourist activities in the city of Magog


      Please note that all COVID-19 measures established by the Gouvernement du Québec will be followed.


    Darrett Adkins

    Application Deadlines

    February 1st, 2024
    First Round (for automatic scholarship consideration)

    March 28, 2024
    Second Round (for scholarship consideration, subject to availability)

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    Audition material

      • Classe de maître avec Jean-Michel Fonteneau à l'Académie Orford Musique
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      • Brian Manker at the Orford Music Academy
      • Amir Eldan at the Orford Music Academy
      • Lluís Claret at the Orford Music Academy
      • L. Lesser
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