From July 12 to 24, 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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Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Guest Conductor

July 21 to 23

Musical Director, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

Musical Director, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Musical Director, Philadelphia Orchestra

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Bramwell Tovey

Masterclasses - Direction d'orchestre

July 13 to 24

Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra

Artistic Advisor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic

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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. Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky and also some Canadian works will be studied. 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, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Daily rehearsals with collaborating musicians
    Pianists: Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, Samuel Blanchette-Gagnon
    Quatuor à cordes Cobalt
  • Two rehearsals with Orchestre symphonique de Québec on July 19
  • 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 concerts or "Domaine on the Road" series

enriched program

A maximum of three (3) students who will stand out for the excellence of their record and their high level of preparation of the scores studied during the session 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 2021.

These students will be selected by audition at the end of the first week of the session and will receive an excellence scholarship worth one thousand (1000) Canadian dollars to participate in the Conducting session in the summer of 2022.


Participate in the virtual information sessions:

January 12, 2021 - Conducting session information kiosk
January 13, 2021 - FAQ - Frequently Asked questions information kiosk

For further details, refer to: Session information


  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session (possibility of attending masterclasses in other instruments if schedules allow).
  • 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, movies, yoga etc.).
  • 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 (Sheets and towels excluded. Renting costs: $35.).


Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the registration fee and provide the audition materiel 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 cover letter.

If you wish to apply for the enriched program, please check the corresponding box on the application form.

Audition material

  • 2 works of your choice of contrasting character

    Total length: 15 to 20 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 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.


Repertoire to be prepared:
To be announced

Access to a piano
A limited number of pianos is available. A rotating schedule will be designed to allow conducting participants practice time on the pianos, within the limits of the availability of the premises. Priority will be given to instrument classes.

Academy concerts 
All students will have the opportunity to participate in a public educational exercise as long as their level of preparation is recognized as sufficient by their teachers.

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.


  • 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, July 12, 2021 as of 2PM (classes begin on Tuesday)
Departure: Saturday, July 24, 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





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 June 1, 2020.


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 July 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.



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