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    • Application fees

      Non-refundable, the admission fees are of $75 for the Summer Aademy and $35 for the Winter Academy.



      Master Classes

      Multi-level Rates:

      The rate for a one-week stay is $1 030
      The rate for a two-week stay is $980 per week
      For three weeks or more, the rate is $930 per week


      The fee for a one-week workshop is $930$ *

      * If you add one week of master class, the rate will be $980. For a stay of three weeks or more, the rate is $930 per week.

      The fee for a two weeks workshop is $1860$ *

      * If you add one or more weeks of master classes, the rate will be $930 per week.

      Winter Academy

      The fee for the winter intensive programs is $580.

      Fees include:

      • tuition fees
      • room in double occupancy
      • meals at the Orford Music cafeteria
      • access to concerts at the Orford Music Festival, subject to tickets’ availability
      • access to the training room



      February 6, 2020
      You will automatically be considered for a scholarship if you apply before that date and if all of the audition material has been received.

      May 1, 2020
      Without a scholarship, 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. Grantees will automatically be invited to participate in the Orford Music Festival as part of the Rising Star Concerts and Orford on the Road series.

      All students aged 30 and under have access to the scholarship program if they register before February 6, 2020.


      Off campus stays

      It is possible to reside off-campus. For rates and information, please contact the Academy Coordinator (admissions@orford.mu)


      Cancellation policies

      Successful applicants will have to pay 50% of the fees within 14 days of the reception of the acceptance letter in order to reserve their place.

      The full balance must be paid before May 1, 2020. In case of cancellation, the first payment is non-refundable. The second payment can be reimbursed if the student notifies the Academy Coordinator by e-mail at admissions@orford.mu, at least one month (30 days) before the first day of the stay. A $50 administration fee will then be deducted from the amount.

      If a medical problem beyond your control prevents you from taking part in the Orford Music Academy, your deposit may be used for the subsequent year when a medical certificate is provided. However, you will have to go through the full audition process and be accepted again. If a scholarship was granted to you, it is not transferable to the following year.


      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 web sites 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 following policy:

      • For people 15 years old and younger, an accompanying parent has to stay on site with the student. Hosting and meal fees will be charged as extras for their stay
      • For 16 and 17-year-olds, a parent has to sign a waiver of limited liability
      • For people over 31, each file will be evaluated individually. Candidates 30 years old and under will be prioritized


      Application and audition process

      The application and audition processes 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 in 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: 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.