HOW TO GET TO ORFORD
By Plane and by Bus:
Individuals arriving by plane at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport (Montreal-Trudeau / Dorval) should take the 747 express bus Coins only, bills are not accepted) You can have a look at the bus schedule at: http://www.stm.info/English/info/a-747.htm
The bus leaves every 30 minutes, to the Central Bus Station in downtown Montreal. The cost per person is $8CAD.
From the Central Bus Station, you should take the bus to Magog city (Transdev-Limocar bus). The cost per person is approximately $51 for students and $56.75 for adults (round trip). Please have a look at the schedule at: https://www.transdev.ca/home-en/?lang=en
The Orford Arts Center is about 5 km from Magog’s bus station. Therefore, once in Magog, you can take a taxi to the Orford Arts Centre for approximately $10.
From Montreal, take the Champlain Bridge to Eastern Townships Highway #10 East (Autoroute des Cantons-de-l’Est) and get off at the Exit 118 (Magog-Orford). Take route 141 through the town of Orford and the Mont-Orford Provincial Park and follow the indications to the Orford Arts Centre.
From United-States (Vermont), take the I-91 North toward Canada. After the border, the I-91 North becomes highway 55 North. Get off at exit 34 to take on Eastern Townships Highway #10 West (Autoroute des Cantons-de-l’Est) and get off at the Exit 118 (Magog-Orford). Take route 141 through the town of Orford and the Mont-Orford Provincial Park and follow the indications to the Orford Arts Centre
Useful phone numbers:
Montreal Bus Station : (514) 842-2281
Transdev Limocar Bus Company (Montreal / Magog): 819-829-2299 https://www.transdev.ca/
747 Express Bus: http://www.stm.info/English/info/a-747.htm
Magog-Orford Taxi: (819) 843-3377
Taxi Gendron: (819) 868-6751
ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
New arrivals will be greeted between 2 PM to 8 PM on the Sunday preceding your stay, and will be settled in at that time. If you anticipate an arrival outside this time frame:
- Please inform the admission coordinator's office, either by email at email@example.com or by telephone at (819) 843-3981, extension 251.
If time constraints preclude contact with the admission coordinator:
- Call the Orford Arts Centre receptionist directly at 1 (800) 567-6155, extensions 232 to make alternative arrangements.
Upon arrival, you will receive a photo I.D. card that you have to wear at all times (registration forms must be accompanied by a passport-sized photo for this purpose), as well as a folder containing documents and information related to your stay.
A $50 deposit against damage to any Centre material used during your stay must be paid upon arrival. Costs to the Centre resulting from the loss or damage to any material used or borrowed will be deducted from this deposit.
Rooms must be vacated by 10:00 am on the day of your departure, normally the last Sunday of your training program. Please, plan on spending 15 min. at front desk for check out procedures. Should you be scheduled to perform in a concert that day, alternate arrangements may be made with reception. Your $50 deposit will be returned to you once you have vacated your room, and returned the following items :
- Your room key;
- Any unreturned items from the resource centre;
- Your I.D. card.
LIFE ON CAMPUS
This chart shows the hours of operation for most services and facilities. Locations are indicated on maps posted at student services, reception and in common areas.
8:00am to 11:00pm daily
Monday and Friday
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 11:00pm daily
Rooms and Furnishing
You will be assigned a room based on availability at the Centre and the length of your stay. You are responsible for maintaining your room and its furnishings in the condition in which you found them upon arrival. Any damage found on your arrival or resulting from an accident during your stay should be reported immediately to the reception. You will be billed for all damage caused by negligence. To prevent damage, moving furnishings and other material either within the residence or outdoors is strictly prohibited.
For security reasons, it is important that we remain apprised at all times of the room you are occupying. Thus if you should wish to change or trade rooms, you must immediately advise the registrar.
Prolonging Your Stay
If you would like to prolong your stay, please contact the registrar's office. Your request will be met where space is available and you will be required to assume any additional costs arising from the increased length of your stay.
The fees you have paid for your stay include lodging in a room with double-occupancy. Chalets are reserved only for tourist clients.
(Cafeteria - Pavillon J.A. DeSève)
Hours of operation for meal services are indicated in Section 5. Meals will not be served outside normal hours of operation. In the case of a justifiable exception, arrangements may be made with student services.
If you have allergies, dietary restrictions, or would like to have « vegetarian » meals, you should specify this on your registration form or, at the latest, upon arrival. To make specific requests concerning meals served at the cafeteria, or to make changes to your specified menu, please contact student services. Lunches and suppers will normally include:
- Two non-alcoholic beverages;
- Soup or salad bar (all-you-can-eat);
- A main dish (regular, vegetarian, or special diet);
- A dessert.
- Special meals may be arranged at an additional cost through student services.
- Classes, Lessons and Practice
Over the years, the Arts Centre has developed to a point where it is able to provide a multi-functional building that contains a number of practice studios, each with a piano to allow students to work either alone or with an accompanist, as well as appropriate spaces for master classes and private lessons.
Master Classes and Private Lessons
Teaching takes place in both master classes and private lessons. Your schedule will given made available to you at the entrance of the Charles-Leblanc building. Private lessons are at the discretion of the teacher and at no extra cost.
Practice facilities include studios located in the Charles-Leblanc building, spaces normally used for master classes (outside teaching hours) and practice cabins located in the woods. Please see student services to reserve practice space. Students may also practice in their rooms between 8:00am and 9:00pm daily.
Using and Maintaining Studios and Classrooms
You may be asked to present your I.D. card to gain entry to practice studios and classrooms. Except where special permission of the administration is granted, access is limited to registered students and teachers. Classrooms and studios must be left in the state in which they were found. It is strictly forbidden to consume food and/or beverages in these facilities. Upon leaving a room or studio, please take your instrument and all personal belongings with you, even for short absences.
Security services are available around the clock for emergency situations. Security may be reached by telephoning (819) 674-1404.
In the event of injury or other health problems, an attendant may be called to administer first aid by contacting either reception or security. A first aid kit is also available at student services and at the reception desk. Should medical attention prove necessary, the Arts Centre will insure transportation to an appropriate facility. In order to insure that proper medical care may be given in case of accident, please complete the medical questionnaire provided upon arrival. Non canadian residents must have proof of health insurance.
Student services organise various weekly activities so as to make the students stay more enjoyable. Swimming, camp fires, volleyball and cinema evenings are examples of what might be on tap.
The Resource Centre and Listening Room
A resource centre and listening room are available for use. You may borrow scores, CDs, reference books and recordings. Material on loan from the University of Montreal may be consulted but not borrowed. Reference help will be provided to assist and direct you in your research.
To allow for greatest accessibility, loans will be limited to a week. Failure to return material within this time limit will result in a fine of 1$ per item per day. The cost of any material not returned prior to your departure will be deducted from your deposit.
Photocopies and Copyright
Photocopying is available at the Charles-Leblanc building at a price of $0.10 per copy.
Canadian copyright laws forbid the reproduction of all literary and musical works without prior consent of the author or his or her assignee. Works are protected for up to 50 years following the death of the author. After this period, the work falls into the public domain and may be used without authorization. However, the law does permit the copying of short excerpts without the permission of the author, for the purposes of personal study, research, scholarship or reviews intended for journals. For additional information please consult student services.
Coin-operated laundry facilities are located in various buildings on site. Change is available at the reception desk during normal hours of operation. Basic personal care and laundry items may be obtained at the reception desk.
WHAT TO BRING TO ORFORD?
Students who wish to work on repertoire with piano accompaniment or chamber music must provide the scores. You may want to bring your own music stand. This will allow you to practice almost anywhere on campus. Bring any material or tools that you may need for the repair of your instrument. We also recommend every students to bring an alarm clock.
The Charles- Leblanc Pavilion allows for wireless Internet access. It is recommended to bring your laptop with you as the Center does not provide laptops.
Bring light summer clothes (consider bringing what you need to go swimming as well as proper clothing for bad weather (raincoat, umbrella, warm clothing, etc.)
Formal concert clothing (men: white shirt, black pants, tie or bowtie. women: black skirt or dress, black or white blouse and for both women and men: black shoes and socks)
Deposit: A $50 deposit is required upon your arrival at the Orford Arts Centre and it will be refunded when you leave if everything borrowed (scores, books, games etc...) is returned in good condition.
Spending money: You may want to visit the souvenir shop or participate in some optional activities such as theater, boat rides, golf, horseback riding, etc. You may also want to visit the surrounding towns, such as Magog and Sherbrooke. Therefore, it would be a good idea to bring some extra money. Banking facilities and ATM’s are available in Magog.
GLOSSARY AND DEFINITIONS
A musician, who plays an instrument and who, as a student at the Arts Centre, actively participates in at least two master classes each week. Students have access to private lessons and practice studios. With the permission of the appropriate professor, these individuals may also take part in the student workshop concerts.
A musician, who takes part in a chamber music ensemble and who, as a student at the Arts Centre, actively participates in at least one coaching session per day.
A musician who is admitted to classes held at the Arts Centre in a non-participatory role, as an observer. An auditor cannot bring their instrument to class and has no access to the practice studios.
A musician who accompanies others at the piano during master classes, private lessons, recitals and concerts.
Student services are charged with providing students with all necessary information and services. Hours of operation are listed in Section 5.
A person who is 18 years or older and who is living on the Orford Arts Center site and who is responsible for a student or a group of students of 16 years of age or younger.
Live the unique experience of attending Orford Arts Centre Master Classes given by internationally renowned artists-in-residence in our enchanting natural environment and enhance your musical knowledge. Based on availability, musicians of all levels of experience can be admitted as auditors in the Orford academy master classes.
• The auditor status gives the right to non-active participation as an observer only
• The auditor cannot bring his musical instrument to class and will not have access to rehearsal studios
• Candidates must be 16 years of age or older
• Admission is based on availability
• Application form is mandatory*
• No demo recording is required
* SCHOLARSHIPS NON AVAILABLE FOR AUDITORS
Thanks to the Orford Arts Centre Scholarship Fund, all students of the summer academy have the possibility of obtaining full or partial scholarships.
Performance in Beaux Concerts de la Relève and Orford on the Road concert series’ will be requested of those students who receive a full or half scholarship.
IMPORTANT: Deadline for admission with scholarship application is February 17th. The postmark will confirm the date of application.
Application fees and workshop fees are not refundable.
Upon reception of the acceptance lettre, you must pay a deposit of 50% of the cost of the workshop fee.
The total amount of the workshop fee must be paid in full on or before May 18th 2012.
If one decides to cancel their participation, no refund will be authorised.
In order to become accustomed to the life and career of a professional musician, the Academy organises more than 40 concerts in which the students may be given the opportunity to perform. Students who are interested in participating should apply during their stay by filling out the appropriate forms available at Student Services.
Beau Concerts de la Relève
The Orford Arts Center Academy offers performance opportunities each summer in their Beaux Concerts de la Relève Series. These concerts, presented each Thursday evening and on selected Sunday mornings, are presented in our 500 seat Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall and are open to the general public.
Orford on the road
The Orford Arts Center offers students the opportunity of participating in concerts in collaboration with ten communities and municipalities of the Eastern Townships region. These concerts are presented in churches, in community halls or outdoors and are usually presented on Wednesday evenings.
Transportation for student concerts
The Center will take care of transportation and accompany those students who are performing outside the confines of the Orford Arts Center. If you are selected to perform in any one of these concerts, you must present yourself at the prescribed time at the departure point. Punctuality is important. In no cases will anyone be allowed to drive the assigned vehicles other than staff members selected for the task by the administration.