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      Marie Bérard

      Faculty: Marie Bérard Musical Instrument: Violin
    • Marie Bérard at the Orford Music Academy

      Best known as the concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Marie Bérard is also a sought-after chamber musician, soloist, recording artist and teacher. Ms. Bérard received her training at the Trois-Rivières Conservatory and further studies took her to the University of Toronto where she studied with David Zafer. Other teachers include Lorand Fenyves, Sydney Harth and Nathan Milstein. Ms. Bérard is a member of Trio Arkel, alongside colleagues Rémi Pelletier and Winona Zelenka.

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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.


    Marie Bérard
    Violin, Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music et Rutgers University

    Application Deadlines

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

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

    Academy FAQ

    Audition material

      • Classe de maître avec Cho-Liang Lin à l'Académie Orford Musique
      • Anne Robert at the Orford Music Academy
      • William Van Der Sloot at the Orford Music Academy
      • Guillaume Sutre at the Orford Music Academy
      • Classe de maître avec Philippe Bernold à l'Académie Orford Musique
      • Master classes include the following:
•	2.5 hours of one-on-one lessons per week
•	Group activity (master class, Q&A session, technique classes) 
•	The option to participate in one or more student concerts 
•	Access to a collaborative pianist 
•	Networking activities with fellow musicians 
•	Access to conferences presented by musicians and guests from various backgrounds on topics related to a musician's career such as technique, finances, psychology, physical fitness, and more
•	Accommodation in one of our two artist residences
•	Three meals a day, as well as full access to the kitchen and common areas 
•	Practice studios equipped with pianos (available 6AM-11PM)
•	Housekeeping, laundry (for a fee), parking, and free WiFi (free)
•	Free tickets to live performances in the Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall (subject to availability)
•	The opportunity to explore the beautiful Mont-Orford National Park
Please note that all Covid-19 regulations set forth by the Gouvernement du Québec will be rigorously followed.
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