From June 28 to July 11, 2020

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Application Deadline

May 1, 2020

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

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Rene Izquierdo

Masterclasses - Guitar

June 28 to July 4

International soloist

Professor, Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin

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Marco Tamayo

Masterclasses - Guitar

July 5 to 11

International Soloist

Professor, Mozarteum University

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Jérôme Ducharme

Private lessons - Guitar

June 28 to July 11


Professor, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

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Bruce Holzman

Private lessons - Guitar

June 28 to July 11

Professor, Florida State University

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Patrick Roux

Private lessons - Guitar

June 28 to July 11

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau and Université d’Ottawa

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This 2 week program is offered to intermediated and advanced level guitar students.

  • Masterclasses with guest teachers (René Izquierdo, Marco Tamayo)
  • Private lessons with faculty teachers (Patrick Roux, Jérôme Ducharme, Bruce Holzman)
  • Technique classes
  • Chamber music and ensembles
  • Participation in Academy student concerts or ‘’Domaine on the Road’’ concert series
  • Guitar contest (optional)


This segment is designed for very advanced students or professionals whose file stands out due to its quality and its exceptional nature.

The enhanced content offers the opportunity to perform in additional concerts and to work with the guest faculty in private lessons.

A limited number of students will be accepted (maximum 3 per program) to the enhanced content and will automatically receive a scholarship worth approximately Can$1 000 (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 the request for admission heading).


This facet of the program is specially designed for serious intermediate level guitarists (14 years old minimum). The student must demonstrate a marked interest for guitar and be autonomous in his or her individual practice. A minimum of three years training in classical guitar is required.

In addition to the activities of the regular program, guitarists enrolled in this facet will receive group technique classes and will perform in the guitar ensemble. Masterclass attendance is mandatory and depending on their interest and level, some of them could be asked to play in masterclasses. For pedagogical reasons, participation in masterclasses is reserved to advanced level students.


  • 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.)
  • Luthiers fair during the Guitar Day
  • 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


The contest will take place during the guitar session and is open to all the students duly registered for the session.
*Please note that you can apply for admission to the Guitar Session without having to participate in the contest.

Pre-requisite for participation in the contest

Be duly registered for the 2 weeks of the session.
Please note that previous first prize winners in category A and B can no longer enter the contest (however, category B winners would be eligible for category A).


The contest is divided into two categories:
Category A: ages 18* and older
Category B: ages 17 and younger
*The applicant must be 18 years old by April 1, 2020 to apply in this category.


  • Quarter-final Monday, June 28
  • Semi-final: To come
  • Final: To come


There is no imposed repertoire. Repertoire presented in quarter-final and semi-final should be different. On the other hand, the same work can be performed again in the final round.


  • Ages 17 and under: 5 minutes of music maximum
  • Ages 18 and above: 8 minutes of music maximum


  • Ages 17 and under:  8 minutes of music maximum
  • Ages 18 and above: 10 minutes of music maximum


  • Ages 17 and under: 10 minutes of music maximum
  • Ages 18 and above: 15 minutes of music maximum


Category A: ages 18 and over

1st place: $1,000 CDN and a full scholarship for the 2021 session 
2nd place: $500 CDN and a half scholarship for the 2021 session
3rd place: $250 CDN

Category B: ages 17 and under

1st place: $500 CDN and a full scholarship for the 2021 session 
2nd place: $250 CDN and a half scholarship for the 2021 session 
3rd place: $150 CDN

Le Domaine Forget extends its gratitude to Ms Janet Casey for her generous contribution of all the cash prizes in the contest.


The Guitar Faculty and a guest will compose the jury of the guitar contest.

Application for admission

Audition material

Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the registration fee and provide the following material by April 1st, 2020 at the latest:

Recent deo link*  (less than 12 months) including:

  • One (1) work of your choice - 5 to 15 minutes total

Audition material enhanced content

  • Recent video link* (less than 12 months) including 2 works of your choice, of contrasting types (style, period and composer); total length: about 15 minutes total.  
  • Letter of motivation explaining your artistic approach and your interest in 
  • Biography or résumé

*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.

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, June 28, 2020 after 2 P.M. (classes begin on Monday)
Departure: Saturday, July 11, 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 June 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 June 2, 2020.


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