Guitar and Lute

From June 26 to July 8, 2023

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Application Deadline

April 20, 2023

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

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SoloDuo: Lorenzo Micheli et Matteo Mela

Masterclasses - Guitar

June 26 to July 1

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Zoran Dukić

Private Lessons - Guitar

July 3 to 7

International Soloist

Visiting tutor, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

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René Izquierdo

Masterclasses - Guitar

June 27 to July 1

International Soloist

Professor, Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin

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Sylvain Bergeron

Private Lessons and Masterclasses - Lute and Guitar

June 27 to July 7

Lutenist, Baroque and Renaissance plucked instruments Specialist

Professor, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

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Patrick Roux

Private Lessons - Guitar

June 27 to July 7

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

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Jérôme Ducharme

Private Lessons - Guitar

July 3 to 7


Professor at the Music Conservatory of Montreal and the Schulich School of Music of McGill University

Member of the Canadian Guitar Quartet

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The guitar and lute program focuses on solo practice. This two-week program proposes to advanced level guitar and lute players (aged 16 and over) a personalized pedagogical approach in a collaborative context.

  • Masterclasses*
    Guest artists: SoloDuo: Lorenzo Micheli et Matteo Mela, Zoran Dukić
  • Private lessons
    Teachers: Patrick Roux, Rene Izquierdo, Jérôme Ducharme, guitars
    Sylvain Bergeron, lute
  • Technical workshops
  • Interpretation workshops**
    -Renaissance and Baroque plucked strings
    1.Renaissance and Baroque lute
    2.Vihuela and Baroque Guitar
    3.Theorbo and Archlute

    -Introduction to basso continuo
  • Ensemble music
  • Guitar Competition
*Up to three (3) students per program will be selected during the analysis of admission files, for one additional private lesson per week with the guest artists.
**Possibility for students to borrow 3 instruments: renaissance lute 6 choeurs, baroque guitar, theorbo.


This facet of the program is specially designed for serious intermediate level guitarists (14 years old minimum). The student must demonstrate a marked interest for guitar and be autonomous in his or her individual practice. A minimum of three years training in classical guitar is required.

In addition to the activities of the regular program, guitarists enrolled in this facet will receive group technique classes and will perform in the guitar ensemble. Masterclass attendance is mandatory and depending on their interest and level, some of them could be asked to play in masterclasses. For pedagogical reasons, participation in masterclasses is reserved to advanced level students.


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


The contest is open to all students enrolled in the guitar program who wish to have the opportunity to develop their performance and interpretation skills. 

Divided into two categories according to age and level of the participants, the competition rewards three guitarists from each category who will have distinguished themselves.


Be duly registered for the 2 weeks of the Guitar program. 

Please note that previous first prize winners in category A and B can no longer enter the contest (Previous category B winners are eligible to participate in category A). 


  • The schedule of the 3 steps will be announced at the beginning of the Guitar program. 



  • 1st place: CAN$1,000 and a full scholarship for the 2024 program 
  • 2nd place: CAN$500 and a half scholarship for the 2024 program 
  • 3rd place: CAN$250  


  • 1st place: CAN$500 and a full scholarship for the 2024 program 
  • 2nd place: CAN$250 and a half scholarship for the 2024 program  
  • 3rd place: CAN$150  


There is no imposed repertoire. Repertoire presented in quarter-final and semi-final should be completely different. However, works from the quarter and semi-final can be performed again in the final round. 


  • Category A: 8 minutes of music maximum 
  • Category B: 5 minutes of music maximum 


  • Category A: 10 minutes of music maximum 
  • Category B: 8 minutes of music maximum 


  • Category A: 15 minutes of music maximum 
  • Category B: 10 minutes of music maximum 


The Guitar Faculty and a guest will compose the jury of the Guitar Contest. 


Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the registration fee (CAN $85), and provide the audition materiel by April 15, 2023.

All applications are automatically eligible for the scholarship program.

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

To submit a request for additional financial assistance, a justification letter must be included in your file.

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  • 2 works of your choice of contrasting character with a minimum total duration of 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 1 work from the Renaissance or Baroque periods with a minimum duration of 5 minutes.
  • Current biography and résumé
  • Profile picture

Please upload three (3) separate videos for the three (3) 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 contact Rachel Tremblay:


  • Arrival: Monday, June 26, 2023, as of 2PM (classes begin on Tuesday, June 27, 2023)
  • Departure: Saturday, July 8, 2023, after breakfast

All transportation is the student’s responsibility.

For all the details, go to Transport, the page will be updated regularly.


SESSION FROM june 26 TO july 8, 2023

CAN $2,295


First installment
To confirm and reserve your place a first deposit, a non-refundable fee covering about half the cost 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 June 1, 2023.



1st installment (50% of session fees) payable within 7 days of receipt of your invoice: non-refundable.
N.B.: This first payment is used to confirm and reserve your place in the program.
2nd installment (remaining balance): 50% refund of the amount paid if canceled at least 30 days before the start of the program.

If you cancel your participation in the session for any reason other than medical (doctor's note required) 30 days or less before the start of the program: no refund.

No refund as of June 2, 2023.

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.



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.

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