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    • 2023 Academy

      Marie Bérard

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

      Faculty

      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. READ MORE


      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.


    Faculty


    Application Deadlines

    February 2, 2023
    First Round (for automatic scholarship consideration)

    March 30, 2023
    Second Round (for scholarship consideration, subject to availability)

    Applications received after the Second Round deadline will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Fees:

    Please note that scholarships can cover up to 75% of tuition fees.

    1 week at Orford: $1200 / week (CAD)
    2 weeks at Orford: $1150 / week (CAD)
    3 or more weeks: $1100 / week (CAD)