From July 14 to 28, 2024

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Application Deadline

February 7, 2024

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

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Kensho Watanabe

Guest Conductor - Conducting

July 15 to 24


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Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Guest Conductor- Conducting

July 24 to 27

Musical Director, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

Musical Director, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Musical Director, Philadelphia Orchestra

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Jennifer Bourdages

Collaborative Pianist - Conducting

July 15 to 27

Pianist, Orchestre Métropolitain

Collaborative Pianist, Orchestre Métropolitain Choir

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Sandra Murray

Collaborative Pianist - Conducting

July 15 to 27

Collaborative Pianist, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

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This intensive two-week program offers university conductors and young professionals (minimum age 18) a personalized pedagogical approach in a collaborative context.

The conductors of the 21st Century are called upon to be versatile, to be citizens of the world: open, curious, respectful of works and traditions but also of the musicians who surround them. Thus, they will be able to find their own voice to inspire the groups of musicians with whom they work and their audiences.

Scores analysis, style, technique and gestural approaches, body language, rehearsal techniques and communication are some of the main topics covered throughout the session.

To adequately train young conductors, works from the symphonic repertoire covering different styles and eras will be worked on, including Canadian works. The exact titles, opus and editions will be communicated to the students at the time of their admission.


  • Masterclass
    Kensho Watanabe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin

  • Collaborative Pianists
    Jennifer Bourdages and Sandra Murray

  • Collaborative quartet

The program consists of:

  • Daily rehearsals with collaborating musicians of the ADFC

  • Rehearsals with Orchestre symphonique de Québec on July 18-19, 2024

  • Rehearsals with Orchestre Métropolitain on July 24-25, 2024

  • Conferences, classes, and themed workshops

A maximum of five (5) candidates who will stand out for the excellence of their record and their high level of preparation of the scores studied during the program will have the opportunity to conduct a work during the concert of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and the Orchestre Métropolitain presented as part of the International Festival of Domaine Forget de Charlevoix.


Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony no 4
Robert SCHUMANN - Symphony No 1
Paul DUKAS – L’Apprenti Sorcier
Anna CLYNE - This Midnight Hour
Georges BIZET - Suite No 1 from l’Arlésienne
Cesar Franck - Symphony in d minor
Amy BEACH - Gaelic Symphony
Lili BOULANGER - D’un soir triste
Hector BERLIOZ - Carnaval Romain


Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the registration fee (CAN $90), and provide the audition materiel by February 7, 2024.

All applications are automatically eligible for the scholarship program. For all details concerning scholarships and financial aid: click here.


  • Two (2) works* of your choice
    - Works of contrasting characters, styles, and periods
    - Recent recordings from the past 12 months
    - Total minimum length of audition material of 15 minutes

  • Current biography and résumé (CV) including all conducting experience

  • Profile picture

*Please upload two (2) separate videos for the two (2) individual works; public or unlisted YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox links or any other link directly accessible without a password and clearly labeled. Recordings should be recent (less than 12 months).


If you would like more information about the academy or the registration process, please consult the FAQ page or the student services manager: Rachel Tremblay.


  • Arrival: Sunday, July 14, 2024, between 2PM and 6PM (classes begin on Monday, July 15, 2024)

  • Departure: Sunday, July 28, 2024, early morning

All transportation is the student’s responsibility.

For more the details, visit the regularly updated Transport page.


SESSION FROM july 14 TO 28, 2024

CAN $3,380


First installment
To confirm and reserve your place a non-refundable first deposit, covering the tuition fees of your session is required within seven (7) days following your acceptance letter and invoice.

Second installment
The second payment is due no later than May 1, 2024.


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. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation policy:

1st installment (50% of session fees) payable within 7 days of receipt of your invoice. N.B.: This first payment is used to confirm and reserve your place in the program and is non-refundable.

2nd installment (remaining balance): 50% refund of the amount paid if cancellation at least 30 days before the start of the program.

No refund will be issued if one cancels their participation 30 days or less before the start of the program for any reason other than medical (doctor's note required).

No refund issued passed May 2, 2024.


  • Participation in Academy student concerts or "Domaine on the Road" series in chamber music or as a soloist

  • Video Recording of the student concerts in the concert hall

  • Free access to Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the program. (Restrictions may apply for certain concerts).

  • Official attestation of participation to the program

  • Access to all Academy classes and activities during the program

  • Student activities such as 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

  • Double or quadruple occupancy lodging (towels and bedding available on request for $35 per stay)



Domaine Forget uses Paypal for secure payments. Email confirmation (in addition to the automated PayPal notification email) will be sent as soon as possible, once payment has been confirmed. Payment confirmation may take a few days. Remember: You must enter the amount you wish to pay and the full name of the registering student.