From July 17 to August 13, 2016

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February 15, 2016

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  • The session
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François Rabbath

Masterclasses - Doublebass

July 28 to August 6

World renowned Bassist

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Paul Ellison

Masterclasses - Doublebass

July 20 to 27 and August 6 to 13

Professor, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University

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Scott Dixon

Private lessons - Doublebass

July 31 to August 13

Member, The Cleveland Orchestra

Professor, Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

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Étienne Lafrance

Private lessons

July 17 to 31

Assistant Principal Doublebass, Orchestre symphonique de Québe

David Allen Moore

Private lessons - Doublebass

July 31 to August 13

Member, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Professor, USC Thornton School of Music

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Nicholas Walker

Private lessons - Doublebass

July 18 to 30

Professor, Ithaca College

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Brigitte Poulin

Accompaniment - Strings

July 31 to August13

Pianist, Transmission Ensemble

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This four-week program proposes to doublebassists aged 16 or more a collaborative and personalized pedagogical approach. The Doublebass session offers daily masterclasses, private lessons and technique classes. A variety of workshops and conferences are held in the evening.

  • Technique classes
  • Private lessons (2 minimum per week)
  • Masterclasses
  • Chamber music
  • Lecture on specific topics
  • Student concert in Françoys-Bernier Concert Hall


  • Collaborative piano services are offered for the masterclasses (it is the student’s responsibility to provide piano parts to the pianist)
  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session (possibility to attend other instruments masterclasses when schedules allow)
  • Free access to le Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the session*
    *Restrictions may apply for certain concerts
  • Sunday outings and student evening activities (bonfire, sports activities, etc.)


Ranking audition:
Monday July 18, as of 9 A.M. (Part 1 - arrival on July 17)
Monday, August 1, as of 9 A.M. (Part 2 - arrival on July 31)
The ranking audition is for evaluation and placement in masterclasses and chamber music ensembles. Each candidate must perform one unaccompanied work lasting 5 minutes maximum. Participants who are not selected to play in masterclasses will receive one additional private lesson per week.
Each participant must submit a list of the repertoire that he / she will play in masterclasses or in private lessons at least 6 weeks before the session begins to: A follow-up email will be sent in due course.
Each participant must fully insure his / her instrument for the entire length of his /her session.


1) Video link (YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox links or any other link directly accessible, WITHOUT the need of a password) including:

  • 2 video recordings - 15 minutes total – of contrasting types (style, period and composer), at least one with accompaniment
  • 1 orchestral excerpt from the standard repertoire

2) One letter of recommendation (attached to your registration form or sent by email to if provided by the teacher


Arrival: Sunday, July 17, 2016 after 2 P.M.
Departure: Saturday, August 13, 2016 after breakfast



Canadian student: $3,215 CDN

International student: $3,375 CDN


Étudiant canadien : 1 695 $ CAD

Étudiant international : 1 780 $ CAD


One mastercalss: $50 CDN

One day: $80 CDN

One week: $375 CDN


First instalment 

To confirm and reserve your place, a first deposit, non-refundable fee covering half of the full amount for your internship is required within seven (7) days, following your acceptance letter and invoice.

Second instalment

The second payment is due no later than May 1, 2016.


A $50 fee will be charged for any change, on dates, or duration of yourstay. Failure to comply with these terms, will result for the accepted student the lost of his/her reserved place. Le Domaine Forget reserves the right to cancel any program if circumstances demands it.


Le Domaine Forget will retain 50% of the second payment in case of cancellation of your registration. No refund will be made after May 2nd.



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