From July 2 to 15, 2017

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Application Deadline

April 1, 2017


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  • Rates


Alvaro Pierri

Masterclasses - Guitar

July 2 to 9

International Soloist

Professor, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

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Masterclasses - Guitar

July 7 to 15

Matteo Mela

Professor, Conservatoire populaire de musique de Genève

Lorenzo Micheli

Professor, Musikhochschule of Lugano, Artist in residence, University of Colorado

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Bruce Holzman

Private lessons - Guitar

July 2 to 15

Professor, Florida State University

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Denis Poliquin

Private lessons - Guitar

July 2 to 15

Professor, Académie de guitare de Montréal

Session Coordinator

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Patrick Roux

Private lessons - Guitar

July 2 to 15

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

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Jean Vallières

Private lessons - Guitar

July 2 to 15

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

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This 2 week program is offered to advanced level students (minimum age 16 years old).

  • Participation to masterclasses
  • Private lessons (2 minimum per week)
  • Technique classes
  • Harmony classes
  • Chamber music
  • Student concerts


A limited number of students registered for the entire session, whose file stands out because of its quality and who will meet the superior selection criteria at Domaine Forget (degree of difficulty of the works performed and the exceptional quality of their performance) will benefit from one or some of the following advantages:

  • Small group classes with the guest faculty
  • Participation in an additional concert at the end of the first week of the session
  • Substantial scholarship


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)
  • Themed workshops
  • Harmony classes
  • Masterclass attendance
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Student concerts


  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session (possibility of attending masterclasses in other instruments if 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.)


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.

Please note that previous first prize winners in category A and B can no longer enter the contest (however, category B winners would be eligible for category A).


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, 2017 to apply in this category.


  • Quarter-final Monday, July 3
  • Semi-final: To come
  • 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 2018 session, participation in a mini-recital during the summer of 2018 and a demo recording in the Françoys-Bernier Concert Hall during the summer of 2018.
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 2018 session and participation in a the first part of a mini-recital during the 2018 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 3, as of 9 A.M.
The ranking audition is for evaluation and placement in masterclasses and ensembles. Each candidate 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.This repertoire must be uploaded to Your Profile no later than 6 weeks prior to the beginning of  your session). 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. Unfortunately, Domaine Forget does not rent or loan musical instruments.


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

  • 2 works, clearly identified - 20 minutes total – of contrasting types (style, period and composer)


Arrival: Sunday, July 2, 2017 after 2 P.M.
Departure: Saturday, July 15, 2017 after breakfast


Two weeks session

Canadian student: $1,805 CDN 
International student: $1,930 CDN

One week session

Canadian student: $920 CDN 
International student: $985 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, 2017.


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, 2017.


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