New Music

From June 16 to 29, 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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New Music

Philippe Leroux

Guest composer - New Music

June 17 to 28

Professor, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

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New Music

Laurie Radford

Composer and Coordinator

June 17 to 28

Professor, Calgary University

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New Music

Marie-Hélène Breault

Collaborative interpreter - Flute

June 16 to 29

Composer-arranger, Educator

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New Music

François Vallières

Collaborative interpreter - New Music

June 16 to 29

Composer-Arranger, Educator

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New Music


Ensemble-in-residence - New Music

June 17 to 28

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This two-week program is designed for advanced level composers (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


  • Composers
    Philippe Leroux and Laurie Radford

  • Ensembles in residence
    Trio Émerillon (violin, clarinet, piano) and Quasar, saxophone quartet


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 or three of your recent works* including:

    - Clearly identified scores for all submitted works
    - Audio or video recording*
    - Total length of 15 to 20 minutes

  • Current biography and Résumé (CV) including the list of your works

  • Letter of presentation explaining your artistic approach and your interest in participating in the sessions at Domaine Forget

  • Profile picture

*Please upload a separate audio/video for every work; 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, June 16, 2024, between 2PM and 6PM (classes begin on Monday, June 17, 2024)

  • Departure: Saturday, June 29, 2024, early morning

All transportation is the student’s responsibility.

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



CAN $2,455


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.