Orford Music Academy

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Celebrating this year it’s 70th Anniversary, Orford Music is an oasis of music and art nestled in the heart of Mount Orford National Park.

The summer music program takes place alongside an International Festival, where students can perform and participate in the Orford Music Award (more than $20 000 in prizes).

Faculty: Prof. Jennifer Swartz, principal harp for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and head of the Harp Program at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University.

2021 Program Dates

August 8-August 14 2021

In-person and online options for 2021
In-person, transition to online if in-person is not possible
1 week
Application Deadline
February 4, 2020
Harp Instructors
Jennifer Swartz
14-18, College, Adult
Advanced, Professional
Type of Harp
Pedal harp
Students must provide instrument—rentals are available
Residency Options
All participants reside overnight
Dorms, rooms in double occupancy, one bathroom per room. Each harpist will have their own studio.
$493 CAD (380$USD) - excludes food and lodging
Financial Aid
Yes, partial scholarships are available
What makes this camp experience unique is:
Location (French Canada, National Park), concerts and competition opportunities
This camp is perfect for:
18-30 year old serious musicians
Students come back year after year for our camp's:
The beauty of the nature, the close proximity with the faculty, the social atmosphere
More info

Deadlines to apply

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

April 1, 2021. Without a scholarship, acceptances according to available places.

AUDITION MATERIAL: A professional quality video recording (uploaded on YouTube) 2 works of various styles, which must include a work from the standard virtuosic repertoire. The recording must be maximum of 15 minutes in length and must have been recorded after July 1st, 2020.

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.)


EXTRA: If your class is face-to-face and you wish to stay on campus, the cost for food and accommodation is of an additional $447CAN (344$USD) per week.