Trombone and Bass Trombone

From May 31 to June 13, 2020

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Application Deadline

February 15, 2020

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

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Jesper Juul Windahl

Masterclasses - Trombone

May 31 to June 7

Professor, The Royal Danish Academy of Music

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Toby Oft

Masterclasses - Trombone

June 7 to 13

Principal Trombone, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Professor, Berkeley University and New England Conservatory

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Patrice Richer

Private lessons - Trombone

May 31 to June 13

Principal Trombone, Orchestre Métropolitain

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

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Alain Cazes

Ensemble coaching - Brass

May 31 to June 13

Principal Tuba, Orchestre Métropolitain

Professor, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

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Vanessa May-Lok Lee

Accompaniment - Brass

May 31 to June 13

Professor, Third Street Music School Settlement in New York

Faculty Accompanist, Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School

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This two week program proposes to advanced level trombonists (aged 16 and over) a personalized pedagogical approach in a collaborative context. The Horn session emphasizes solo practice and chamber music.

  • Private lessons with the Faculty teacher (Patrice Richer)
  • Masterclasses with the guest professor (Jesper Juul Windahl, Toby Oft)
  • Workshops (Alexander technique, orchestral excerpts, conferences etc.)
  • Chamber music (Brass Quintet, Brass Ensemble, etc...)
  • Participation in Academy student concerts or ‘’Domaine on the Road’’ series on chamber music.
  • Upon recommendation of the faculty professor, possibility of playing solo in the Academy concerts or ‘’Domaine on the Road’’ series. 
  • Sectional orchestral excerpt reading for Brass: 
    • BERLIOZ, Symphonie Fantastique (week 1)
    • VERDI, Forza del Destino Overture (week 1)
    • PROKOFIEV, Symphony No. 5 (week 2)
    • MAHLER, Symphony No. 2 (week 2)


This segment is designed for very advanced students or young professionals whose file stands out due to its quality and its exceptional nature and who wish to work in depth on their repertoire in preparation of a recital, contest or audition.

  • Private lessons and masterclasses with the guest professor (Jesper Juul Windahl, Toby Oft)
  • Private lessons with the Faculty professor (Patrice Richer)
  • Workshops (Alexander technique, orchestral excerpts, conferences etc.)
  • Chamber music (Brass Quintet, Brass Ensemble, etc...)
  • Participation in Academy student concerts or ‘’Domaine on the Road’’ series on chamber music.
  • Upon recommendation of the faculty professor, possibility of playing solo in the Academy concerts or ‘’Domaine on the Road’’ series. 
  • Sectional orchestral excerpt reading for Brass: 
    • TBD

A limited number of students will be accepted (maximum 3 per program) to the enhanced content and will automatically receive a scholarship worth approximately $1,000 CDN (two-week session).

If you wish to apply to the enhanced content, you must also submit an additional recording of an imposed work, a biography or résumé. (See request for admission heading)


  • 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 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. 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 15, 2020.

If you wish to apply for the enhanced content segment, please check the corresponding box on the application form.


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

  • Two (2) works of your choice of contrasting types (style, period and composer); total length: about 15 minutes (at least one with piano accompaniment).


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

  • Two (2) works of your choice of contrasting types (style, period and composer); total length: about 15 minutes (at least one with piano accompaniment) 
  • and one  (1) of the following:


  • N. ROTA: Concerto, 1st mouvement
  • H. TOMASSI: Concerto, 1st mouvement

Bass Trombone :

  • Lebedev: Concerto in one movement
  • Bozza: New Orleans
  • A biography or resume (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.


The student must submit the repertoire that he or she would like to work on or improve during the session by uploading the details (titles, composers and edition) to Your Profile (Step 5) by Friday, May 1, 2020 at the latest. You must be prepared to play the repertoire during masterclasses.

All the students can play in masterclasses with the guest musician as long as the professors judge that their level of practice and preparation is sufficient. It is each student’s responsibility to prepare their chosen repertoire adequately.

Individual lessons

The guest professors will only give private lessons to the participants in the enriched content segment. Participants in the regular program will work in private lessons with the faculty professor of their choice. We will try to favour a student’s first choice of professor but depending on circumstances and available spots in the classes, a student could be assigned his second or third choice of professor.

Chamber Music
Chamber music is optional, however it’s indispensable to anyone who’s planning a musical career. It’s an essential aspect of the program that offers many opportunities of performing in the various Academy concerts. Due to logistics, it’s important to remember that a student who does manifest the desire to join a chamber music ensemble will not be permitted to withdraw from his or her assigned group. Ensembles are assigned approximately two weeks before the beginning of a session.  

Rehearsals with the pianists
Students must bring photocopies of the piano scores of the works they will work on in masterclasses and give them to the pianists at the beginning of the session. These photocopies must be already inserted in a black binder. Access to piano accompaniment will be available to the students who will play in masterclasses. Depending on the pianists’ schedules other students may be able to receive some coaching with them.

Academy concerts or ‘’Domaine on the Road’’ series
All chamber music groups will have the opportunity to perform in Academy concerts or in the ‘’Domaine on the Road’’ series as long their teachers deem them ready. The faculty and artistic management could select certain students to give a solo performance at one of these concerts.

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.

Each participant must fully insure his/her instrument for the entire length of his/her session. Unfortunately, Domaine Forget does not rent or loan musical instruments.


Arrival: Sunday, May 31, 2020 as of 2PM (classes begin on Monday) 
Departure: Saturday, June 13, 2020 after breakfast

Transportation is the student’s responsibility, for all the details, go to  Plan your internship.



Can $2010 


Can $1070 


One day*: Can $100 

*Lunch included; excludes accommodation, concert ticket and evening meal.


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, 2020.


A $50 fee will be charged for any change, on dates, or duration of your stay. Failure to comply with these terms, will result for the accepted student the lost of his/her reserved place. Le Domaine Forget reserves the right to cancel any program if circumstances demands it.


Le Domaine Forget will retain 50% of the second payment in case of cancellation of your registration. No refund will be made after May 2, 2020.


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