From July 11 to 24, 2022

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February 15, 2022

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

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Masterclasses - Conducting

July 20 to 23

Musical Director, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

Musical Director, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Musical Director, Philadelphia Orchestra

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Thomas Rösner

Masterclasses - Conducting

July 12 to 18

Artistic Director, Beethoven Philharmonie

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This intensive two-week program offers university conductors and young professionals (minimum age 18) a personalized pedagogical approach in a collaborative context.

The conductors of the 21st Century are called upon to be versatile, to be citizens of the world: open, curious, respectful of works and traditions but also of the musicians who surround them. Thus, they will be able to find their own voice to inspire the groups of musicians with whom they work and their audiences.

Scores Analysis, style, technique and gestural approaches, body language, rehearsal techniques and communication are topics covered throughout the session.

To adequately train young conductors, works from the symphonic repertoire covering different styles and eras will be worked on, including Canadian works. The exact titles, opus and editions will be communicated to the students at the time of their admission.

The program consists of:

  • Masterclasses
    Teachers: Bramwell Tovey and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Daily rehearsals with DFCA collaborating musicians
  • Two rehearsals with Orchestre Symphonique de Québec on July 14, 2022
  • Rehearsals and masterclasses with musicians who are members of the Orchestre Métropolitain in chamber music training
  • Conferences, classes, and themed workshops
  • Participation in Academy student concert
  • One (1) candidate who will stand out for the excellence of their record and their high level of preparation of the scores studied during the program will have the opportunity to conduct a work during the concert of the Orchestre Metropolitain, presented as part of the International Festival of Domaine Forget de Charlevoix on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
  • A maximum of three (3) candidates who will stand out for the excellence of their record and their high level of preparation of the scores studied during the program will have the opportunity to conduct a work during the concert of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, presented as part of the International Festival of Domaine Forget de Charlevoix on Saturday, July 16, 2022.


  • Access to all Academy classes and activities for the entire program: masterclasses, workshops, and conferences.
  • Free access to Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the program. (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.
  • Double or quadruple occupancy lodging.
  • Official attestation of participation to the program


If you want more information about the program or the registration progress, our general information sessions are there to guide you. They consist of a short presentation of the Academy and followed by a question period.

These 60-minute virtual sessions will be held on:

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 10AM and 2PM
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 10AM and 2PM

For further details, refer to: Session information


Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the CAN $85 registration fee and provide the audition materiel by February 15, 2022.

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.


Please upload a separate 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) and fulfilling the following requirements:

  • 2 works of contrasting character (total length: 15-20 minutes)
  • Current biography and résumé (CV) including all directing experience
  • Presentation letter
  • Profile picture

All the documents must be uploaded at the last step of the application form (step 5)


BRAHMS - Symphony No 1 (complete)
STRAVINSKY - Petrushka (1947 version)
ROSSINI - La Scala Di Seta
MOZART - Die Zauberflöte, Overture
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No 9, 3rd mvt and opening recitative of 4th mvt
SARASATE - Zigeunerweisen
SIBELIUS - Concerto de violon, 1st movement

MENDELSSOHN - Symphony no 3
DEBUSSY - Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune
RACHMANINOV – Symphonics Dances
BOULANGER - D’un matin de printemps
GABRIELA LENA FRANK - Leyendas: An Andrean Walkabout (excerpts)
                                                                        · Toyos
                                                                        · Himno de Zamponas
                                                                        · Chasqui


  • Every precaution will be or are taken to ensure everyone’s safety during their stay.
  • For more information go to the Covid-19.


  • Arrival: Monday, July 11, 2022, as of 2PM (classes begin on Tuesday, July 12, 2022)
  • Departure: Sunday, July 24, 2022, after breakfast

Transportation is the student’s responsibility, for all the details, go to Transport the page will be updated regularly in view of new developments or changes in current safety measures.



CAN $2,158 


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, 2022.


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 refund will be made after May 2, 2022.



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