Emerging Ensembles

From July 26 to August 7, 2021

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Application Deadline

February 15, 2021

Applications received after the deadline will be accepted and processed if space allows.

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Ensemble

Paul Watkins

Masterclasses - Emerging Ensemble

July 27 to August 2

Member, Emerson String Quartet

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Ensemble

Marina Thibeault

Coach - Emerging Ensembles

July 26 to August 7

Assistant Professor of viola and chamber music, University of British Columbia

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Ensemble

Emerson String Quartet

Masterclass - Emerging Ensemble

July 31

World renowned String Quartet

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Piano

Louis Lortie

Masterclasses - Piano performance

July 26 to 31

Masterclasses - Emerging ensembles

July 27 to 28

International Soloist

Master in residence, Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel

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PROGRAM

This two-week program offers to preformed chamber music ensemble advanced or professional level (aged 18 and over) to work intensively their repertoire.

Each participant receives a scholarship of $1000 for their participation in the Emerging Ensemble session.

This program is open to the following formations: string trios and quartets, piano trios and quartets or mixed formation comprising at least one string instrument.

The group must be formed since at least September 2020 and have concert experience as a group.

THE PROGRAM CONSIST OF:

  • Private lessons and coaching:
    Teacher: Marina Thibeault

  • Masterclasses
    Teachers: Paul Watkins, Louis Lortie, Quatuor Emerson

  • Participation in Academy student concerts or "Domaine on the Road" series
    Workshops (posture, performance psychology, etc.)

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Participate in the virtual information sessions:

January 13, 2021 - Emerging Ensemble information kiosk
January 18, 2021 - COVID-19 health measures

For further details, refer to: Session information


THE SESSION INCLUDES

  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session: masterclasses, workshops and conferences.
  • Free access to le Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the session. Restrictions may apply for certain concerts.
  • Student evening activities (bonfire, sports activities, tourist outings, movies, yoga etc.).
  • Individual practice huts and spaces situated on the enchanting site in the middle of nature.
  • Three meals a day in the Joseph-Rouleau pavilion, which has a large terrace and marvelous view overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
  • Single or double occupancy lodging. Bedding service (sheets and towels) on request: $35.

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the $80 registration fee and provide the audition materiel by February 15, 2021.

Each member of the group must complete their own admission application form.

In the scholarship awarding process, the evaluation committee will consider the quality of the audition material, the excellent nature of the candidate’s file as well as the student’s cover letter.

N.B. STUDENTS ACCEPTED IN 2020 – COVID-19

Application deadline – January 25, 2021

The status of students, who had applied for the 2020 summer session and who received an admission confirmation, is maintained and postponed to the summer of 2021. The CAN$80 registration fee paid in 2020 for sessions that were cancelled are carried over to 2021 as well. No registration fee will be required with your new application.

If you were admitted to a 2020 summer session, you will be automatically admitted to the 2021 summer session as long as you apply before January 25, 2021. If you were awarded a scholarship in 2020 for a session that was cancelled, the amount of the scholarship will automatically be awarded for the 2021 summer session as long as you apply before January 25, 2021.

If you were registered for a 2020 summer session and were unable to prepare new audition material because of the Covid-19 physical distancing restrictions, we can consider your 2020 audition material for the 2021 summer session.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at admission@domaineforget.com for all questions concerning the deferral of your 2020 status.


Audition material

  • 2 works of your choice of contrasting character, including a movement from a work from the classical repertoire.

    Total length: 15 to 20 minutes
    Presented with 2 distinct and recent video links*
  • Up-to-date biography of the group and each of its members
  • Updated résumé (CV)
  • Cover letter describing your artistic project for the session

All the documents must be uploaded at the last step of the application form (step 5).

*Video link (one link per piece); public or unlisted YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox links or any other link directly accessible without a password and clearly labeled.


PREPARING YOUR SESSION

Repertoire
The student must submit the repertoire that he or she would like to work on or improve during the session by uploading the details (titles, composers and edition) to Your Profile (Step 5) by May 1, 2021 at the latest. You must be prepared to play the repertoire during masterclasses.

Masterclasses
All the students can attend daily masterclasses. Generally, one or two masterclasses per week as long as the professors judge that their level of practice and preparation is sufficient. It is each student’s responsibility to prepare their chosen repertoire adequately.

N.B.: It is strictly forbidden to record or take photos during masterclasses without the guest musician’s prior approval, should this be the case, these recordings or photos must be kept solely for your private use.

Lessons/Coaching
Groups generally receive two to three lessons/coaching per week.

We will try to favour a student’s first choice of professor but depending on circumstances and available spots in the classes, a student could be assigned his second or third choice of professor.

Academy concerts or "Domaine on the Road" series
All chamber music groups will have the opportunity to perform in Academy concerts or in the "Domaine on the Road" series as long their teachers deem them ready. The faculty and artistic management could select certain students to give a solo performance at one of these concerts.

Instrument
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.

COVID-19

  • Every precaution will be or are taken to ensure each student’s safety during his session.
  • The number of students at the Academy has been substantially reduced, meals will be served as per a specific plan in several steps with pre-defined class ‘’bubbles’’, daily cleaning and disinfection protocols of all facilities and equipment as well as between each activity will be implemented.
  • 1.5 to 2 meter physical distancing in all common areas will be respected and single occupancy lodging will be strongly encouraged; exceptions: couples, families or music partners.
  • For more information go to the Covid-19 page.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Arrival: Monday, July 26, 2021 as of 2PM (classes begin on Tuesday)
Departure: Saturday, August 7, 2021 after breakfast

Transportation is the student’s responsibility. For all the details, go to the Useful Information page, under the Transportation section. Information will be updated regularly in view of new developments or changes in current safety measures.


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rates (INCLUDING ROOM, BOARD AND TUITION)

SESSION from JULY 26 TO AUGUST 7, 2021

CAN$2010


PAYMENT INFORMATION

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, 2021.


CANCELLATION /  REFUND

Le Domaine Forget de Charlevoix reserves the right to cancel any program if circumstances demand it. All fees already paid will then be reimbursed. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Le Domaine Forget de Charlevoix will retain 50% of the second payment in case of cancellation of your registration.

No refund will be made after May 2, 2021.

COVID-19 – Session cancellation policy
If government directives prevent the session from being held, this session will be canceled. The student will be automatically reimbursed.


 

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