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.

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.

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.

Application Deadlines for 2013

March 1 for Summer study May - August (February 15 for applicants studying and living outside of Canada*)

May 1 for Fall/Winter study September - December AND/OR January- April (April 17 for applicants studying and living outside of Canada*)

  • Applicants may submit an application to the NSTT before they have been accepted into their proposed program of study. In fact, it is highly recommended applicants do so
  • All applications must be stamped with a postmark from the post office on or before the deadline dates to be considered eligible.

*As noted above, applicants who are studying and applying from outside of Canada (i.e. the US or Europe) must mail their applications and support materials by this date to ensure their package arrives in time. It is also recommended applications be sent registered mail or by priority post for tracking purposes in case the package is lost.


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