From June 30 to July 13, 2019

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Application Deadline

April 1, 2019

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

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Masterclasses - Guitar

July 7 to 13

Matteo Mela

Professor, Conservatoire populaire de musique de Genève

Lorenzo Micheli

Professor, Musikhochschule of Lugano, Artist in residence, University of Colorado

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Jason Vieaux

Masterclasses - Guitar

June 30 to July 6

International soloist

Professor, Cleveland Institute of Music

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Jérôme Ducharme

Private lessons - Guitar

June 30 to July 13


Professor, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

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Bruce Holzman

Private lessons - Guitar

June 30 to July 13

Professor, Florida State University

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Patrick Roux

Private lessons - Guitar

June 30 to July 13

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

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

  • Masterclasses
  • Private lessons 
  • Technique classes
  • Chamber music
  • 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 exclusive workshops. A limited number of students will be accepted (maximum 4 per program) to the enhanced content and will automatically receive a scholarship worth approximately $1,000 CDN. 

Candidates wishing to apply to the enhanced content must also submit an additional recording of an imposed work, a biography or résumé and a letter of motivation as well as the required admission materiel. (See 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


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, 2019 to apply in this category.


  • Quarter-final Monday, July 1st
  • 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 2020 session 
2nd place: $500 CDN and a half scholarship for the 2020 session
3rd place: $250 CDN

Category B: ages 17 and under

1st place: $500 CDN and a full scholarship for the 2020 session 
2nd place: $250 CDN and a half scholarship for the 2020 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 session 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, 2019 at the latest:

Video link* (Unlisted YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox links or any other link directly accessible, WITHOUT the need of a password) including:

  • 1 work, clearly identified - 5 to 15 minutes total

Audition material enhanced content

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

*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.


Each participant must submit a list of the repertoire that he/she will play in masterclasses or in private lessons. This repertoire must be uploaded to Your Profile by Monday May 27, 2019 at the latest. 

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 30, 2019 after 2 P.M. (classes begin on Monday)
Departure: Saturday, July 13, 2019 after breakfast

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


Two week session

Canadian student: $1,915 CDN 
International student: $2,050 CDN

One week session

Canadian student: $1,000 CDN 
International student: $1,070 CDN


One masterclass: $50 CDN

One day: $80 CDN

One week: $375 CDN


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, 2019.


A $50 fee will be charged for any change, on dates, or duration of yourstay. 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, 2019.


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