Guitar - hybrid

From June 27 to July 4, 2021

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Application Deadline

April 1, 2021

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

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Marco Tamayo

Masterclasses - Guitar

June 28 to July 4

International Soloist

Professor, Mozarteum University

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Patrick Roux

Private lessons - Guitar

June 28 to July 3

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

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Bruce Holzman

Private lessons - Guitar

June 28 to July 3

Professor, Florida State University

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This 2-week program is offered to intermediated and advanced level guitar students.

  • Private lessons
    Teachers: Patrick Roux, Bruce Holzman
  • Masterclasses
    Teacher: Marco Tamayo
  • Technical workshops
  • Ensemble music
  • Participation in Academy student concerts or "Domaine on the Road" concert series
  • Guitar contest (optional)

Enriched Program

This segment is designed for very advanced students or professionals whose file stands out due to its quality and its exceptional nature.

The enriched program offers the opportunity to perform in additional concerts and to have exclusive workshops with guest faculty. A limited number of students will be accepted (maximum 3 per program) to the enriched program and will automatically receive a scholarship worth approximately Can$1000 (two-week session).

If you wish to apply to the enhanced content you must also submit an additional recording of an imposed work, a biography or résumé. (See the request for admission heading).


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.


Participate in the virtual information sessions:

December 9, 2020 – Guitar information kiosk
January 11, 2021 – Enhanced content information kiosk

For further details, refer to: Session information


  • 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.


Complete all steps of the online application form and provide the audition materiel as soon as possible. 

For new registrations, available places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.


Please upload two separate recent videos* (less than 12 months) clearly labeled, fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Two (2) works of your choice of contrasting types (style, period and composer); total length: about 15 to 20 minutes.

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


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 (A 18 and over; B 17 and under), the competition rewards for each of these categories the three guitarists who will have distinguished themselves the most.


Be duly registered for the 2 weeks of the session.

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, 2021 to apply in this category.


  • Quarter-final Tuesday, June 29
  • 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



1st place: CAN$2,500, plus an opportunity to perform in a solo recital in 2021's summer and a full scholarship for the 2022 session

2nd place: CAN$1,000 and a half scholarship for the 2022 session

3rd place: CAN$500


1st place: CAN$500, plus an opportunity to perform in a solo recital in 2021's summer and a full scholarship for the 2022 session

2nd place: CAN$250 and a half scholarship for the 2022 session

3rd place: CAN$250

Le Domaine Forget extends its gratitude to Ms. Janet Casey for her generous contribution of all the cash prizes in the contest.


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 and provide the following material by April 1, 2021.

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 motivation letter.

If you wish to apply for the enhanced content segment, please check the corresponding box on the application form.


  • One (1) work of your choice which represents accurately your level of play

    Total length: 5 to 10 minutes
    Presented with 1 recent video link*

AUDITION MATERIAL for the enriched program

  • 2 works of your choice of contrasting character

    Total length: 10 to 15 minutes
    Presented with 2 distinct and recent video links*

  • Updated Biography

  • Updated résumé (CV)

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.


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, 2020 at the latest. You must be prepared to play the repertoire during 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.

Individual lessons
Participants in the regular program typically receive one to two individual lessons per week with the faculty professor of their choice.

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.

Chamber Music
There are daily rehearsals with the chamber music group. Students usually receive two or three weekly coachings, a total of about 90 to 150 minutes per week.

Chamber music is an essential aspect of the program that offers many opportunities of performing in the various Academy concerts. Ensembles are assigned before the beginning of a session based on level, age and preference.

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.

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.


  • 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: Monday, June 28, 2021 after 2 P.M. (classes begin on Tuesday)
Departure: Saturday, July 10, 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.


Choir – August 10 to August 20, 2021


SESSION from JUNE 27 TO JULY 4, 2021

CAN$1165 - in-person

CAN$630 - virtual


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 15, 2021.


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 refunds possible 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.




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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