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    • Violin Master Class

      This new workshop is designed for violinists who wish to learn more about how to prepare for orchestral auditions, and how to masterfully interpret different orchestral excerpts.

      Under the direction of Benjamin Bowman, concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, this session includes workshops on various aspects of audition preparation. The group will discuss what the audition committee wants to hear in each excerpt, how to control stress, what the position of concertmaster requires, and much more.

      A list of orchestral and opera excerpts will be sent to each participant a few weeks before the beginning of the workshop. You will also be asked to prepare a concerto movement. In addition to the private and group lessons and discussions, each participant will experience a mock audition and will receive feedback from his or her peers.

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    Application Deadlines

    February 3, 2022
    First Round (for automatic scholarship consideration)

    March 31, 2022
    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.


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

    1 week at Orford: $653.05 / week (CAD)
    2 weeks at Orford: $603.05 / week (CAD)
    3 or more weeks: $553.05 / week (CAD)

    Additional fees will apply for Room & Board if studying on-campus.