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    • Jean-François Normand à l'Académie Orford Musique

      Jean-François Normand is a highly sought-after performer in the Canadian music scene, and he has established himself as a prominent figure in the world of music education. He is an alumnus of the Juilliard School and currently holds positions as a professor at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, McGill University, and is a valued member of the faculty at the Orford Music Academy. Through his teaching, he has nurtured talented students who have achieved success in various competitions, including the “Stepping Stone” of the Canadian Music Competition, the OSM Competition, and the Grand Prize of the Prix d’Europe.

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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.


    Jean-François Normand
    Clarinet, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, École de musique Schulich de l'Université McGill

    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

      • Stage Vents d'Orford
      • Classe de maître avec Ali Yazdanfar à l'Académie Orford Musique
      • Classe de maître avec Jennifer Gunn à l'Académie Orford Musique
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