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      Linda Chesis

      Faculty: Linda Chesis Musical Instrument: Flute
    • Linda Chesis at the Orford Music Academy

      Linda Chesis is widely recognized as one of the most captivating and versatile flutists of her generation, with the New York Times describing her as “a marvelous artist, whose sophisticated technical resources and lively, informed musicality vitalize everything she plays.” Her multifaceted career encompasses roles as a chamber musician, educator, soloist, curator, and festival director, reflecting her remarkable diversity and breadth in the field of music.

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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.


    Linda Chesis
    Flute, Manhattan School of Music

    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
      • Lorna McGhee at the Orford Music Academy
      • Robert Langevin
      • Classe de maître avec Tanya Gabrielian à l'Académie Orford Musique
      • Classe de maître avec Jennifer Gunn à l'Académie Orford Musique
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