Welcome to the
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

Creating the next generation of outstanding performing artists
within the walls of a Canadian architectural treasure

The Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) is an international center for advanced studies in performance and interpretation. We provide extraordinary emerging performers with career-changing opportunities to work with many of the world’s most versatile and accomplished artists.

Auditions for this year's Rossini Opera Academy will be held in Montreal May 28 and 29, Toronto May 30, Boston June 1 and Lunenburg June 8.

To apply you must send a request to audition via email to, specify which city, include your curriculum and a link to an unedited audio/visual performance of two contrasting arias, one of which must be from a Rossini Opera. In addition, please have a letter of recommendation forwarded directly from your most recent teacher/mentor.

Application deadline has been extended to May 7.

Housed in the historic Lunenburg Academy that sits majestically above the Town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, LAMP offers intense one-and-two-week academies and multi-week self-determined residencies.

LAMP provides a focused but relaxed environment in which to concentrate on music development and artistic growth. Our multi-national faculty members mentor and perform with our students providing a learning experience found in very few educational institutions. Our class sizes are very restricted; maximum 6 for instrumental academies, four groups for chamber music, 8 participants for composition and 12 for operatic academies making our student/faculty ratio the envy of many music schools.

Residencies serve more mature artists, who are seeking a tranquil and inspiring location to compose, prepare and make recordings, learn repertoire and prepare for competitions and auditions. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of all LAMP activities and classes during their sojourn. The duration of the residency is dependent on the project, although 3 to 6-week periods are the norm.

Our 2017-18 fall and spring semesters are rich in content and variety and span the musical gamut from Renaissance (Bruce Dickey) to Contemporary (Aitken, Fedele, Lizee and Reynolds) and just about everything in- between; piano (Delahunt), strings (Fewer, Quarrington, Placci and Schwarz), string quartet (Dover, Ariel and Friction) chamber music, voice and opera (Barcellona, Vitiello, Fabbrini, Leblanc and Zappa), world music and jazz (Argentinian, Duo Silb, Brazilian, Santos, Boccato, Occhipinti, East/West, Wijeratne and Das). Read more about our faculty.

LAMP has created something unique – the perfect groove, where you will grow as a performer and discover your full artistic potential.

Burt Wathen
Artistic Director