New Music / Canceled

From June 28 to July 10, 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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New music

Linda Bouchard

Guest Composer

June 28 to July 10

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New music

Laurie Radford

Professor, Coordinator - Composition

June 28 to July 10

Composer - Professor, Calgary University

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New music

Jeffrey Stonehouse

Coordinator - New Music Performer

June 28 to July 10

Flutist, Artistic Director - Paramirabo Ensemble

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Ensemble Paramirabo

Ensemble-in-residence - New Music

June 28 to July 10

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This two-week program is designed for advanced level composers and performers (end of Bachelor’s, Masters, Doctorate or equivalent). This session offers a personal pedagogical approach in a context of collaboration with professional ensembles.


The program’s goal is to develop the composition skills of the composers, to explore the different composition techniques, to initiate or to further their knowledge of composition.

  • Composition seminars
  • Score analysis
  • Individual meetings with guest composers
  • Joint lecture workshop with performers
  • Creation of each composer’s score at the student concert of the Academy by Ensemble Paramirabo and New Music performers


This program is geared towards performers who wish to deepen their knowledge and technique in contemporary music performance. The participating performers will play alongside musicians from Ensemble Paramirabo in addition to performing works by the Domaine Forget’s student composers.

The session is available to the following performers: violin, cello, flute, clarinet, piano and percussion.

  • Performance seminars
  • Contemporary instrumental techniques (extended techniques)
  • Coachings, private lessons and masterclasses
  • Joint reading workshops
  • Participation in Academy student concert


Participate in the virtual information sessions:

January 12, 2021 - New Music information kiosk
January 13, 2021 - FAQ - Frequently Asked questions information kiosk

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, conferences.

  • Free access to le Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the session. Restrictions may apply for certain concerts.

  • Student’s 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, pay the $80 registration fee and provide the following material by February 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 cover letter.


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 for all questions concerning the deferral of your 2020 status.


  • 2 works of your choice of contrasting character

    Total length: 15 to 20 minutes
    Presented with 2 distinct and recent video links*
  • Clearly identified scores
  • Curriculum vitae including the list of your works
  • Letter of motivation explaining your artistic approach and your interest in participating in the sessions at Domaine Forget


  • 2 works of your choice of a contrasting character from the 20th and/or 21st century

    Total length: 15 to 20 minutes
    Presented with 2 distinct and recent video links*
  • Letter of motivation explaining your artistic approach and your interest in participating in the sessions at Domaine Forget

*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.


Once you’ve been accepted to the session, you will receive an email will be sent to you to specify the parameters to be respected for the composition of the work that you must submit for the session.

The parameters will be defined according to the following criteria: an instrumental or mixed work lasting 6 to 8 minutes for a chamber music ensemble made up of 2 to 6 instrumentalists combining the following instruments: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion.

Scores must be uploaded to your file by May 1, 2021 at the latest.


If you wish to work solo repertoire in masterclasses (20th and 21st century), please prepare yourself accordingly and bring your scores. Please note piano accompaniment won’t be available.


  • 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, 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 28 TO july 10, 2021 

CAD $2065


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.


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
Should government guidelines forbid attendance of an on-site session, this session will be held virtually, same dates and length. The student will be registered automatically and the room & board will be refunded. Should a student decide not to participate in the virtual session, please advise Domaine Forget at



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