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We search the world over to bring together accomplished musicians, dancers and guest lecturers that are excited to share their passion and pass along their knowledge to a new generation of artists. These inspiring individuals will provide you with rigorous training and empowering tools through creative thinking and holistic approaches. And they will give you the keys to express yourself through your art and become a force for positive change in the world.

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The Jacqueline and Paul Desmarais Scholarship Fund is designed to address the growing need for financial aid and to encourage music and dance students to pursue their education. In 2022, a total of CAN $235,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the Academy’s participants.  


Each student duly registered by the deadline for a summer session at DFCA is automatically admitted to the scholarship awarding process. Scholarships are awarded based on the quality of the candidate’s track record, cover letter and video audition performance.

Students are selected upon recommendation of the evaluation committee. Recipients are advised once their admission to the Academy is confirmed.


Registration scholarships
These $1,750 to $2,000 bursaries are offered to students who are registered for a 4-week session and who have demonstrated a very high level of performance.

These $1,000 bursaries are offered to students registered for a 2-week session and who have demonstrated a very high level of performance.

Financial aid scholarships
These $500 scholarships are offered to students registered for a 2-week session or more, and who, upon registration, applied for financial aid by outlining in a letter their financial needs and motivations for wanting to study at DFCA. Financial aid can be cumulated with A or B type bursaries, depending on the selection committee’s evaluation of the students' record.

Work/study scholarships
These $300 work/study scholarships are offered to students in exchange for their services during their stay at the Academy. See details below.

Merit scholarships
These $1,000 merit scholarships, valid for the following year, are awarded to students whose exceptional performance and positive attitude have stood out during their stay at DFCA.


This program is intended for students who want to lower their session fees by working at the Academy during their session, i.e. approximately fifteen (15) hours per week.

The type of work required varies depending on the experience and preference of the students. We regularly need students to welcome patrons during concerts, to set up and clean equipment for classes and rehearsals, to make photocopies or to prepare certain activities.

This program is reserved for students registered for 2-week or 4-week sessions and $300 is offered to the student in exchange for their services. This work/study scholarship can be combined with another type of scholarship.

One (1) candidate per session will be accepted in the work/study program. Applicants who wish to participate in this program must submit a resume (CV) and cover letter.



In view of the current epidemiological situation, Domaine Forget de Charlevoix rigorously applies the sanitary measures put in place by the Québec Public Health Authorities. A proof of vaccination (two doses) will therefore be required for the attendance of all Summer 2022 programs.

Updated April 27, 2022


Q. How do I upload my videos on YouTube?
A. To upload your videos, create a free account at www.youtube.com. Select "Upload" and the "Unlisted" option. The video will be accessible only to those who have received the link.

Q. I am applying for financial aid and it requires a cover letter. What is it exactly?
A. A cover letter should explain, in 3 or 4 paragraphs why you are seeking financial aid or a scholarship.

Q. Can I still apply after the deadline?
A. Yes, we accept late applications if spots are still available.

Q. When will I know if I have been accepted?
A. Admission decisions are sent via e-mail around mid-March. If you have a deadline with another program and need to know sooner, please contact us. We will check with the faculty to see if a more timely reply can be provided.

Q. When will I get a response if I am on the waiting list?
A. Participants have approximately 1 week to confirm their attendance after admission to the session; the waiting list is then used to fill the available places based on the confirmations received.

Q. If I am not admitted to the steppingstone program, am I automatically considered for the regular program?
A. Yes, you are automatically considered for the regular program.

Q. Can you tell me what teachers I will be studying with?
A. We will try, as much as possible, to respect your selection of teachers according to their schedules and availability.

Q. Are detailed schedules available before I arrive?
A. A detailed schedule will be provided to you via Team-Up a few days before the start of the session.

Q. What repertoire should I prepare?
A. Bring all the music and exercises you wish to work on during your session, along with accompaniment scores. Make sure to have, for each week of your session, at least one work that you judge to be performance-ready.

Q. Can I rent a musical instrument at DFCA?
A. No, DFCA does not provide instrument rental.

Q. Can we get an attestation of participation for a music or dance session?
A. Yes. An official attestation of participation will be provided to all participants and sent by e-mail at the end of the session.

Q. Does DFCA issue income tax receipts?
A. Receipts are issued upon request only. As for the Québec RL-24 slip related to Child Care Expenses, our accounting department will send you a form at the end of the season.

Q. Is lodging included in the session fees?
A. The session fees include room and board. Rooms are randomly assigned based on the availability of beds.

ATTENTION: A 35$ fee is charged for bedding and towel rental, which includes towel, pillowcase, sheets and a blanket. Participants can bring their own bedding and towel if they decide not to rent them from DFCA.

There are no private rooms at Domaine. For students wishing to pay for single occupancy lodging, please contact hotels or motels in the region, these costs are the students’ responsibility.

Note for visitors, parents, and friends: the DFCA 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 DFCA.

Q. May I choose with whom I wish to share lodging?
A. Yes, you can indicate preferences on the application form. Every attempt will be made to fulfill your request.

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