From July 3 to 17, 2016

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April 1, 2016

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  • The session
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Ana Vidović

Masterclasses - Guitar

July 4 to i9

International soloist

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Pepe Romero

Masterclasses - Guitar

July 9 to 15

International soloist

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Bruce Holzman

Private lessons - Guitar

July 3 to 17

Professor, Florida State University

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Denis Poliquin

Private lessons - Guitar

July 3 to 17

Professor, Académie de guitare de Montréal

Session Coordinator

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Patrick Roux

Private lessons - Guitar

July 3 to 17

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau and Université d’Ottawa

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Jean Vallières

Private lessons - Guitar

July 3 to 17

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

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This 2 week program is offered to advanced level students.

  • Masterclasses
  • Private lessons (2 minimum per week)
  • Technique classes
  • Harmony classes
  • Chamber music
  • Student concert at Françoys-Bernier Concert Hall


This program is specially designed for beginners and intermediate level students. A minimum of three years of classical guitar training is required (minimum age 12 years old).

  • Technique group classes
  • Private lessons (3 per week)
  • Harmony classes
  • Masterclass attendance
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Student concert at Françoys-Bernier Concert Hall


  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session
  • Free access to le Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the session*
    *Restrictions may apply for certain concerts
  • Sunday outings and student evening activities (bonefire, sports activities, etc.)


The contest will take place during the guitar session and is open to all the students duly registered for the session.
*Please note that you can apply for admission to the Guitar Session without having to participate in the contest.

Pre-requisite for participation in the contest

Be duly registered for the 2 weeks of the session.
All students meeting this pre-requisite and who have registered for the contest (choose the "Guitar session including contest" option on the online application form) will be able to accede to the quarter-finals.


The contest is divided into two categories:
Category A: ages 18* and older
Category B: ages 17 and younger
*The applicant must be 18 years old by April 1, 2016 to apply in this category.


  • Quarter-final Monday, July 4
  • Semi-final Monday, July 11 & Tuesday, July 12
  • Final To come


There is no imposed repertoire. Repertoire presented in quarter-final and semi-final should be different. On the other hand, the same work can be performed again in the final round.


  • Ages 17 and under 5 minutes of music maximum
  • Ages 18 and above 8 minutes of music maximum


  • Ages 17 and under 8 minutes of music maximum
  • Ages 18 and above 10 minutes of music maximum


  • Ages 17 and under 10 minutes of music maximum
  • Ages 18 and above 15 minutes of music maximum


Category A: ages 18 and over

1st place: $1,000, a full scholarship for the 2017 session, participation in a mini-recital during the summer of 2017 and a demo recording in the Françoys-Bernier Concert Hall during the summer of 2017.
2nd place: $500 and a $100 voucher at Les Productions d'Oz.
3rd place: $250

Category B: ages 17 and under

1st place: $500, a half scholarship for the 2017 session and participation in a the first part of a mini-recital during the 2017 session.
2nd place: $250
3rd place: $150
Le Domaine Forget extends its gratitude to Ms Janet Casey for her generous contribution of all the cash prizes in the contest.


The Guitar session faculty and a guest will compose the jury of the guitar contest.


Ranking audition and quarter final: Monday July 4, as of 9 A.M.
The ranking audition is for evaluation and placement in masterclasses and chamber music. Participants who are not selected to play in masterclasses will receive one additional private lesson per week. The student who does not wish to participate to the contest must perform one unaccompanied work lasting 5 minutes maximum.
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).

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


Arrival: Sunday, July 3, 2016 after 2 P.M.
Departure: Sunday, July 17, 2016 after breakfast


Two weeks session

Canadian student: $1,695 CDN 
International student: $1,780 CDN

One week session

Canadian student: $865 CDN 
International student: $910 CDN


One masterclass: $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 June 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 June 2, 2016.


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