Marc began his violin studies at the age of six with his father, violinist Philippe Djokic. He has been the recipient of several awards and scholarships including the Kiwanis Festival of Music Rose Bowl Prize, the Hudson Community Scholarship, the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Scholarship Award, and several NSTT Awards, including the prestigious Raymond Simpson Award, and the Lieutenant Governor's Award.
Simon Shaw graduated with many awards and honours, including four Talent Trust scholarships, in the spring of 2007 from the Newark and Sherwood School of Violin Making and Repair, Newark, England. This institution is one of the foremost violin making schools in the world. Simon is now a professional luthier practicing in Halifax.
It is amazing to know that there are so many wonderful people who invest so much time and effort because they truly care about the successful development of our futures as artists. I am so thankful to have such support from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust- it is incredibly encouraging and helpful on so many levels.
The Nova Scotia Talent Trust has supported me every step of the way, from my earliest beginnings in the study of music to my current pursuit of a master's degree in music composition at McGill. Thanks to their generous support, I have been given the means to realize my dream of making a career in music as a composer and arranger of music. For this, I am deeply grateful.
Cellist Denise Djokic is one of the most exciting talents of her generation and has thrilled audiences worldwide with the youthful vigour, confidence and passion of her playing.
NSTT Seeking Part-Time Administrator
The Nova Scotia Talent Trust seeks a reliable and self-motivated individual to join the organization in the capacity of Administrator (part-time - 14 hours/week).
Accountable to a Board of Directors, you will work in partnership with the Scholarship Program Coordinator in a broad range of administrative duties to fulfill the Talent Trust’s mandate of providing financial support to emerging Nova Scotia artists, during their formative stages, who wish to pursue a professional career in the arts. Scholarships and bursaries are awarded for both Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter study sessions. Each session has its own application deadline date and separate jury panel.
The scope of your work will include writing media releases; daily accounting/bookkeeping; preparation of funding applications; providing support to the scholarship program/Coordinator; preparing Board meeting materials; attending Board & committee meetings; preparation of annual workplan materials, and other general administrative duties. You will liaise with scholarship applicants and work with Board committees as requested.
You will be expected to use modern computer and social networking tools and to be able to deal with a wide variety of personalities to get the work accomplished. You should be well organized and enjoy being a detail minded multi-tasker.
Please send your resume, in confidence, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 22 October 2010. Salary to be commensurate with experience. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.