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      Please note that the 2021 Orford Music Academy will offer renewed services to its students with a formula adapted to the current world situation. Before applying, be sure to consult this page. Deadline to apply for the second round of auditions with scholarship : April 7th.

      2021 Academy – Details 

    • Application fees

      Non-refundable, the admission fees are of $85 for the Summer Academy and $40 for the Winter Academy.



      Master Classes

      Multi-level Rates:

      The rate for a one-week stay is $593.
      The rate for a two-week stay is $543per week.
      For three weeks or more, the rate is $493 per week.



      The fee for a one-week workshop is $493.
      The fee for a two weeks workshop is $986.


      Winter Academy

      The fee for the winter intensive programs is $400.


      Fees include

      • tuition fees;
      • access, throughout the summer, to online lectures on various aspects of a musician’s career. These online lectures will be given by teachers and professionals from other backgrounds (such as music, finance, psychology, fitness, etc.);
      • collaboration with an accompanying pianist assigned to the class.


      Food and lodging fees

      If your class is face-to-face and you wish to stay on campus, the cost for food and accommodation is of $447 per week.



      February 4, 2021
      You will automatically be considered for a scholarship if you apply before this date and if all of the audition material has been received.

      April 1, 2021
      Acceptances according to available places.


      Scholarship policy

      Thanks to Orford Music’s scholarship fund, all students have the opportunity to obtain a partial or full scholarship.

      All students aged 30 and under have access to the scholarship program if they register before February 4, 2021.


      Cancellation policies

      Click here to read the cancellation policy


      Financial assistance

      Concerning financial assistance, you have to submit your application before the registration deadline and make sure that your audition material is duly submitted. When you apply, you are automatically eligible for scholarships. A comity consisting of members of all managing departments of Orford Music will then evaluate each file after the audition process and will distribute the scholarships to the chosen candidates.


      Rotary scholarship and grants

      Rotary scholarships and grants are currently managed by local clubs and districts. Interested applicants should therefore apply through a local Rotary Club. Please follow this link to locate a club in your area regarding applications and deadlines.


      Other funding options

      The following websites may provide useful information on other sources of financial aid:

      Student Scholarships
      Institute of International Education
      Fast web  (United States and Canada only)
      International Education Financial Aid
      Fondation Marc Bourgie(French only)
      Art Song Foundation of Canada
      Goodcall (Scholarships Search Engine)


      Age policy

      The Orford Music Academy is mainly intended for university-level students aged between 18 and 30. On rare occasions, we accept students outside this age group in compliance with the audition results.


      Application and audition process

      The application and audition process are divided in many steps. After you submit your online application and send in your audition material, we will prepare the official audition. The audition comity consists of a group of teachers that changes from year to year. The identities of the comity members are confidential. You should get an answer from us three to four weeks after the application deadline.


      Audio or video recording ?

      We only accept video recordings uploaded on YouTube or Vimeo, accessible without a password.

      Please post on YouTube by following these instructions:

      • Log into YouTube. To do so, you have to create a free account at youtube.com
      • Click «Upload»
      • Select «Unlisted» (see the following video for more information about privacy settings on YouTube)
      • Send your links by e-mail at: admissions@orford.mu (the video will only be available to people with the link to that particular file)


      Recommendation letters

      It is no longer necessary to send us one or more recommendation letters.


      Save your place

      You will receive a letter of acceptance – or refusal, accordingly – as well as a bill that will indicate the specific classes in which you are accepted and the full cost of your stay. In order to save your place, you must pay 50% of this bill within 14 days of receiving the letter, otherwise your place could be given to another student in the waiting list. If your situation changes, feel free to contact the Academy Coordinator at: admissions@orford.mu.



      The Privacy Act stipulates that all information related to an individual is confidential. Orford Music fully intends to abide by the law: our institution will only transfer relevant academic information and use students’ pictures with the student’s prior authorization, signed upon arrival.


      Credits from the Université de Sherbrooke

      The École de musique de l’Université de Sherbrooke can grant school credits to students who have been trained at Orford Music. Upon arrival, students will have to fill out a form. These credits cannot be transferred to your university, but may lead to a diploma from the Université de Sherbrooke.