From July 12 to 24, 2021
April 1, 2021
Applications received after the deadline will be accepted and processed if space allows.
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July 21 to 23
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.