Message from the General & Artistic Director
When a student chooses the Orford Music Academy, they get access to the highest quality training alongside experienced mentors and a welcoming community that encourages intellectual curiosity and creativity. Our goal is for each young talent to find its place and reach its full potential.
For an emerging musician, receiving a scholarship is significant, as it is a recognition of past efforts whilst also a sign of confidence in their future.
We would like to thank our donors, who provide essential support to the promising new generation in classical music! We invite you to browse this page to learn more about the impact of your donations.
The Orford Music Scholarship Fund
In 2022, over $165,000 in scholarships were distributed to 255 students.
The Orford Music Scholarship Fund allows talented up-and-coming musicians to benefit from an education that is at the height of their talent, regardless of their means. Your contribution directly lowers the cost for students and pays the sometimes-significant costs associated with such a large-scale program.
Thank you for your help which is so crucial in my development and that of other emerging musicians.
– Ariane, voice
Donations that go a long way
During the summer of 2022, Marion Portelance perfected her skills alongside emeritus cellist Lluis Claret. She even made it to the semi-finals of the prestigious 2022 Orford Music Award. Learn more about the impact of your donation by watching this video!
Scholarships that make a difference
Gillian Derer attended the Academy in 2022 and enjoyed a master class with seasoned flutist Alexa Still. Learn more about her experience by watching this video!
Did you know…
83 master classes were held at the 2022 Orford Music Academy, under the tutelage of 55 teachers and 12 accompanying pianists.
- Fondation J.A. DeSève
$10,000 to $29,999
- Fondation Marcelle et Jean Coutu
- Fondation Sibylla Hesse
$1,000 to $9,999
- Abbaye de Saint-Benoit du Lac
- Beaudoin, Adrienne
- Bernard, Pierre
- Bernier, Claude
- Brunelle, France
- Collette, Maurice
- Congrégation Notre-Dame
$1,000 to $9,999 (continued)
- Desbiens, Roger
- Dudemaine, Céline
- Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada
- Fondation Lloyd
- Fondation Père Lindsay
- Gaudette, Marthe
- Penny, Louise
- Ross, Georges
- St-Onge, Marcel
Did you know…
In 2022, more than 89% of our 287 Academy students were scholarship recipients!
Orford Music Academy is…
…located in Quebec’s beautiful Eastern Townships. Since 1951, we have sought to provide excellent classical music training programs. Our faculty is composed of world-renowned artists and teachers. We offer emerging musicians from Canada and around the world a safe and unforgettable learning experience with inspiring mentors and colleagues.
The professionals are outstanding… a true example of passion, flexibility and impeccable skill.
I had the chance to meet three qualified, inspiring, and friendly teachers, who made me reflect, more in depth, on my artistic process.
- Laurianne, violin
Music at the heart of the community
Orford Music is committed to forging links between music and the local community by creating stimulating cultural mediation projects. Its goal is to promote the many benefits of music by reaching out to a greater number of people and making the world of music more accessible to the general public.