From August 18 to 24, 2024

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May 15, 2024

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

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Mélisande McNabney

Private Lessons and masterclasses - Harpsichord

August 18 to 24

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Québec

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This intensive one-week program is geared towards advanced level harpsichordists and pianists (minimum age of 18).

It offers keyboard players the opportunity to improve their harpsichord and pianoforte skills and for pianists to learn the basics of historically inspired interpretation and the practice of the basso continuo with hands-on experience at the harpsichord.


  • Private lessons: (piano, harpsichord and piano-forte)
    Mélisande McNabney

  • Workshops specifically dedicated to learning basso continuo, ornamentation, and improvisation by Mélisande McNabney.



Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the registration fee (CAN $90), and provide the audition materiel by May 15, 2024.

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

AUDITION MATERIAL* (on piano, harpsichord and/or piano-forte)

  • Two (2) contrasting movements from a J.S. Bach Suite (English Suites, French Suites or Partitas) OR a Prelude and Fugue.

  • Two contrasting movements from a harpsichord suite by a French Baroque composer OR a first movement from a classical sonata

  • Current biography, résumé (CV) and 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.


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, August 18, 2024, between 2PM and 6PM (classes begin on Monday, August 19, 2024)

  • Departure: Saturday, August 24, 2024, early morning

All transportation is the student’s responsibility.

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


PROGRAM FROM August 18 TO August 24, 2024 

CAN $1,125


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 July 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 July 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.