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 2017 Spring semester is rich in content and variety, and offers an extraordinary lineup of internationally acclaimed guest and resident artists. We're launching two new opera academies this year: the first will focus on Mid-19th Century Italian Opera and will be led by Richard Margison and Carmen Santoro, while the second is Early Italian Opera with Suzie LeBlanc, Gianni Fabbrini and Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière to follow our cornerstone Rossini Opera Academy in the Fall. There will also be programs in traditional chamber music, percussion, winds, composition and the exceptional presence of pianist Martha Argerich.

LAMP provides a unique creative environment where you will grow as a performer and discover your full artistic potential.

Burt Wathen
Artistic Director