From June 5 to August 21, 2016

International Music and Dance Academy

Musicians and dancers hone your craft at Domaine Forget!

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Academy 2017 – Details by mid-november

This year, 469 participants came to Domaine Forget  to hone their skill with 135 members of our guest faculty and to benefit from the highest quality of pedagogic training.

To find out all the information about the 2017 academy season, return to our website by mid-November.

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Internationally renowned masterclasses

Welcome to Domaine Forget, an academy of music and dance recognized internationally for its outstanding quality of instruction. It is here, on the heights of Saint-Irénée in the magnificent Charlevoix region, that some 500 young music students from around the world gather every summer. At the Academy you’ll learn and grow in a unique setting overlooking the St. Lawrence River, with 150 acres of grounds and the echo of the mountains to inspire you.

For 38 years, visiting master musicians have been helping make Domaine Forget one of Canada’s leading summer music academies, with a program featuring masterclasses, individual lessons, chamber music, lectures, special workshops and concerts for every taste.

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  • Sessions
  • Lodging
  • Grant
  • Student info


June 19 to July 3, 2016


July 17 to August 13, 2016

Brass & Percussion

June 5 to 18, 2016


July 3 to 17, 2016


July 3 to 17, 2016

Chamber Music

July 3 to 16, 2016

Staying at Domaine Forget:
2 accommodation options

Student residences

The Paul-Lafleur Pavilion is a complex of double-occupancy rooms with 1 shared bathroom per 4 people. All rooms have a microwave oven and small refrigerator. A laundry room, student living area, and classrooms are located on the ground floor.


Our recently renovated dorm rooms comfortably house 4 students. Each unit is equipped with a sink, microwave oven, refrigerator, shower and toilet.

All meals are served in the cafeteria. 

Note for visitors, parents, and friends: the Domaine Forget Studios, dorms, and student residence are reserved for the exclusive use of registered Academy students throughout the summer (June–August). Guests are welcome to use the cafeteria. Meal tickets must be purchased in advance at the Box Office. Camping is not permitted at Domaine Forget.

Academy scholarships

The Domaine Forget scholarship fund is an important tool designed to encourage music and dance students to pursue their education and to meet the growing need for financial aid. A total of $145,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 2016 Academy participants.

Who is eligible for scholarships?

All Academy applicants may simultaneously apply for a scholarship when filling out their applications.

Five types of scholarships are available

Admission scholarships


  • Apply for the full session
  • Check the appropriate box in the admission application
  • Submit a cover letter (approx. 250 words) describing your reasons for applying for a scholarship
  • Provide all required documents for your session by the deadline

Admission and scholarship applications will be assessed by a jury comprised of program faculty. Scholarship winners will be chosen on the strength of their application (recordings, letters of recommendation, cover letters).

Merit scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded at the end of each session to participants who exhibit outstanding performance. These scholarships can be redeemed the following summer for a new session in the same discipline.

Private Scholarships

Every year, scholarships of at least $5,000 are awarded to young musicians and dancers by generous patrons who fund named scholarships. Private scholarships are awarded after applications have been assessed during the admissions process.

Young Talent Scholarships

Young Talent Scholarships are offered by Domaine Forget at competitions and festivals in partnership with recognized organizations and educational institutions .
These scholarships are linked to participation in a Domaine Forget Academy program in the current year.

Partner Scholarships

The generosity of patrons and friends of Domaine Forget funds scholarships awarded to deserving participants.

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Partners and donors

For all the information you'll need respecting transportation (arrival and departure), recommended items to bring, information on health care in Canada and allergies, please view and print a copy of the documents available for download.

The “Information and Rules” document will be useful throughout your stay at Domaine Forget. It details both general information on the organization of activities and the rules in force at Domaine Forget.

Documents for download


A few useful links

Need a visa?
Need a passport to enter Canada?
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
Québec City International Airport (YQB)
Via Rail
Orléans Express
St-Siméon–Rivière-du-Loup Ferry
Université Laval student residences, Quebec City
La Malbaie Youth Hostel

5 rang Saint-Antoine
, C.P. 672
Saint-Irénée (Québec)
G0T 1V0 Canada

418 452-8111

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