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, for short – provides extraordinarily-talented young musicians with the career-changing opportunity to work with top Canadian and international performing artists.

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Located in the historic Lunenburg Academy, on the edge of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, our school offers one to two-week academies for musicians who have completed university or conservatory music programs. Carefully selected on the basis of auditions, LAMP provides emerging artists with a focused environment in which to concentrate on music development and artistic growth. Multi-week residency programs provide an extended opportunity to interact with our distinguished faculty, as well as fellow residents, to prepare for important competitions, auditions, performances and recordings, and to expand repertoire. Regular public concerts ensure all residents have an opportunity to perform before a live audience. Weekend Master Classes also provide opportunities for undergraduates and musicians in private study.

Our 2015-2016 school year offers an extraordinary lineup of programs with internationally-acclaimed artists. We are very pleased to welcome to our resident faculty the Canadian violinist Mark Fewer. We also welcome for the first time American jazz vocalist Theo Bleckmann, Italian composer Marco Stroppa, Italian violinist Markus Placci, English cellist Adrian Brendel, Italian pianist and opera coach Nicoletta Mezzini, Canadians James Sommerville (horn), Carole Sirois (cello), and Derek Charke (composition), the Verona Quartet and Banff winners, the Dover Quartet. In 2015, we begin a journey back in time with baroque specialists Pallade Musica; that journey continues in 2016 with Constantinople. Maestro Alberto Zedda returns to direct our 2nd annual Rossini Opera Academy and our favourite flautist Bob Aitken assumes the added role of Director of our Composition Academy. Returning guest masters include the Gryphon Trio, Joel Quarrington, Dinuk Wijeratne, Uri Caine, Anna Bigliardi, Roberto Occhipinti and Paolo Grazia. Two alumni of our residency program, Julian Schwarz and Marika Bournaki, will also be back, this time as guest masters. For more information, visit the Faculty page

LAMP offers programs for voice and most instruments that allow you to grow as a performer and discover your full artistic potential. Scholarships, Fellowships and other assistance are available to those in need.

Burt Wathen
Artistic Director