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      Evelyne Brancart

      Faculty: Evelyne Brancart Musical Instrument: Piano
      June 16 to June 22, 2024,
      June 23 to June 29, 2024
    • Evelyne Brancart

      Evelyne Brancart is presently a Professor of Music (Piano) at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington and served as the Chair of the Piano Department from August 2001 to January 2011. Her previous teaching positions include the University of Miami in Florida, the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Rice University in Houston, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Aspen Summer Music School, where she established a seminar dedicated to Chopin and Liszt Etudes.

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      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.


    Evelyne Brancart
    Piano, Indiana University

    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

      • John Perry
      • André Laplante at the Orford Music Academy
      • Jean Saulnier at the Orford Music Academy
      • David Jalbert at the Orford Music Academy
      • Jimmy Brière at the Orford Music Academy
      • Ronan O'Hora à l'Académie Orford Musique
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