Marielle Groven

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.

Denise Djokic

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

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.

Natalie Alcorn

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 Djokic

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.

Nova Scotia Talent Trust deadlines for 2013

(Halifax, NS)  The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) would like to remind all potential applicants that its deadline dates for 2013 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.  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 15th February.  For Fall/Winter study, applications must be postmarked by 17th April.  For all applications being mailed within Canada, the deadline for Spring/Summer study is 1 March, and the deadline for Fall/Winter study has been changed this year to 1 May.  All applications must be submitted and postmarked by these dates. For more information, or to download Application and Reference Forms, go to, or call the NSTT at (902) 492-6801.

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust is a not-for-profit registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians who are interested in furthering their education in the arts in theatre, dance, music, media, film, literary, and visual arts, fine craft and design.  The NSTT is supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, RBC Emerging Artists Program, the Craig Foundation, ImmediaC, Music Nova Scotia, Theatre Nova Scotia, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, CNSLC, Medicine in Music and Debut Atlantic.  Since 1944, the NSTT has assisted over 1,900 Nova Scotians with awards totaling over $1.8 million.


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