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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nova Scotia Talent Trust - application deadlines for 2012
The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) would like to remind all potential applicants that its deadline dates for 2012 are fast approaching. The NSTT advises applicants to read the submission guidelines carefully since there are a number of changes for submission procedures this year. New this year, if applicants are mailing their application from outside of Canada, the deadline date is 2 weeks earlier. For Spring/Summer study, applicants applying from outside Canada must submit and have their applications postmarked by 16th February. For Fall/Winter study, applications must be postmarked by 1st May.
For all applications being mailed within Canada, the deadline for Spring/Summer study is 1 March, and the deadline for Fall/Winter study is 15 May. All applications must be submitted and postmarked by these dates. For more information, or to download Application and Reference Forms, go to www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca, or call the NSTT at (902) 492-6801.