Voice / Full

From August 10 to 21, 2021

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Application Deadline

February 1, 2021

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

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Jean-François Lapointe

Masterclasses and Private lessons - Voice

August 10 to 21


Professor, Université Laval

Artistic Director, Opéra de Québec

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Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Masterclasses and Private lessons - Voice

August 11 to 20

International Soloist

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Ariane Girard

Masterclasses and Private lessons - Voice

August 10 to 21


Professor, Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal

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Anne-Marie Bernard

Accompaniment - Voice

August 10 to 21

Collaborative pianist, Université Laval

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Louise Pelletier

Accompaniment - Voice

August 10 to 21

Accompanist/vocal coach at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music

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PROGRAM - Le chant français

The Voice Program offers a custom-made program for advanced voice students, aged 18 years and over and young professionals.

The session covers exhaustive study of the French repertoire and style. While working on an entire role or varied repertoire, the student is called upon to understand the differences and to master the different aspects of the French style. The repertoire could come from XVII to XX century melody, oratorio, opera or opéra-comique. The session ends with a concert to demonstrate the acquired knowledge and skills.


  • Individual voice lessons and Masterclasses
    Teachers: Ariane Girard, Jean-François Lapointe, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
  • Coachings with a specialist pianist
    Pianists: Anne-Marie Bernard, Louise Pelletier
  • Workshops and discussions on various themes connected to career development
    Academy Concerts or Domaine on the Road


The French Opera content is intended for graduated or professional singers who want to work-in-depth on a role of a French opera. The pedagogic approach is through voice lessons, masterclasses and vocal coachings.

This program is open to a limited number of students. Selected candidates will receive a scholarship worth of Can$1,000. They will be chosen on the strength of their application.

Candidates who aren’t selected for this segment will automatically be considered for the repertoire program.

Candidates who wish to apply to this program must submit, in addition to the basic audition materiel, an additional recording of the role they wish to work on, a bio and résumé (CV). (See the request for admission heading)


Participate in the virtual information sessions:

January 11, 2021 - Voice session information kiosk
January 13, 2021 - FAQ information kiosk

For further details, refer to Session information 


  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session: masterclasses, workshops and 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 registration fee and provide the audition materiel 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.

If you wish to apply for the opera section (role preparation), please check the corresponding box on the application form.


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 admission@domaineforget.com for all questions concerning the deferral of your 2020 status.



Please upload two (2) separate recent videos* (less than 12 months), fulfilling the following requirements :

  • Two (2) works of your choice of contrasting types, including one French Melody or Opera

         Total length: about 8 to 10 minutes
         Presented with 2 distinct and recent video links*


Please upload three (3) separate recent videos* (less than 12 months), clearly labeled, fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Two (2) works of your choice of contrasting types, including one French Melody or Opera


  • 1 French opera aria from the role you want to work
    Total length: about 10 to 15 minutes
    Presented with 3 distinct and recent video links*
  • Up-to-date biography
  • Up-to-date C.V. (resume)

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

*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.

Preparing your session

The student must submit the repertoire (titles and composer) that he or she would like to work on or improve during the session. This repertoire must be uploaded to Your Profile by May 1, 2021 at the latest.  You must be prepared to play the repertoire during masterclasses.

All the students can sing in masterclasses with the guest artist as long as they judge that their level of practice and preparation is sufficient. It is each student’s responsibility to prepare their chosen repertoire adequately.
Individual voice lessons.

All students will have the opportunity to receive individual lessons at least once with each of the faculty professors and guest faculty during their stay. Students in the opera program will receive singing lessons and individual coaching daily.

Coaching with the pianists
Students must bring the piano scores of the works they will work on and give them to the pianists at the beginning of the session. These photocopies must be already inserted in a black binder. All students will receive at least three piano coaching sessions per week.

Academy concerts or "Domaine on the Road" series
All the students in the singing program will have the opportunity to perform solo at tan Academy concert or in the "Domaine on the Road" series.

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: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 as of 2PM (classes begin on Wednesday)
Departure: Saturday, August 21,2021 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, a non-refundable fee covering about half the cost of your session 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 
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.

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