From July 12 to August 8, 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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Renaud Garcia-Fons

Masterclasses - Doublebass

August 3 to 8

International Soloist

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Paul Ellison

Masterclasses and workshops - Doublebass

July 12 to August 8

Professor, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University

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David Allen Moore

Workshops - Doublebass

July 26 to August 8

Member, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Professor, USC Thornton School of Music

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Scott Dixon

Workshops - Doublebass

July 26 to August 8

Member Cleveland Orchestra

Professor and Head of the Double Bass department Cleveland Institute of Music

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Étienne Lafrance

Private lessons

July 12 to 26

Soloist, Chamber musician

Nicholas Walker

Workshops - Doublebass

July 12 to 26

Professor, Ithaca College

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Yolanda Bruno

Ensemble - Strings

July 12 to 26

Principal, Kingston Symphony Orchestra

Member, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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Nancy Dahn

Ensemble - Strings

July 12 to 25

Member, Duo Concertante

Professor, Memorial University

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Chloé Dominguez

Ensemble - Strings

July 26 to August 8

Professor, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

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Timothy Steeves

Ensemble - Strings

July 12 to 25

Member, Duo Concertante

Professor, Memorial University

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Olivier Hébert-Bouchard

Accompaniment - Doublebass

July 12 to August 8

Concert pianist

Founding Member of the Trio Émerillon


This four-week program for advanced double bass players (aged 16 and over) offers a personalized pedagogical approach in a collaborative context. The Double Bass Session emphasizes solo practice and chamber music.

  • Private lessons with faculty professors (Paul Ellison, David Allen Moore, Scott Dixon, Étienne Lafrance, Nicholas Walker)
  • Masterclasses with guest professors (Renaud Garcia-Fons)
  • Daily technique and routine group classes
  • Themed workshops (posture, career, orchestral excerpts, conferences, etc.)
  • Chamber music (String Trio, String Quartet, Piano trio, Piano Quartet, etc.)
  • Coachings with chamber music faculty teachers (Yolanda Bruno, Nancy Dahn, Chloé Dominguez, Frédéric Lambert,Timothy Steeves)
  • 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


  • 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)

All documents must be uploaded 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.


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 1st, 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, July 12, 2020 as of 2PM (classes begin on Monday)
Departure: Saturday, August 8, 2020 after breakfast

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



Can $3805 


One day*: $100 CDN

*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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