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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Website for Nova Scotia Talent Trust made possible by HRM’s Community Grant and immediaC’s Support
4 November 2014
HALIFAX, NS – The Nova Scotia Talent Trust is pleased to announce the launch of its new website thanks to the generous support of immediaC, a Bedford based web design firm and a grant through HRM’s Community Grant Program.
“Our website analytics showed that almost 45% of our audience, applicants of all art disciplines and individual donors, access our website through a mobile device like a smart-phone or tablet. It was imminent that we needed an upgrade. The new website is mobile responsive, highlights former scholarship recipients, 70 years of NSTT history, and is easier to navigate over all,” says Executive Director Jacqueline Steudler.
“We spoke with John Leahy at immediaC who has been supporting the NSTT since 2007 and knew our needs in and out,” continues Steudler. “immediaC agreed to partner with NSTT by generously waiving some of its fees by donating $2,499 of in-kind services. We are so grateful for this support.”
immediaC has been building custom websites since 1998 including over 2,500 websites and applications. They deliver custom designed website solutions for businesses and organizations.
"Working with the Nova Scotia Talent Trust is very rewarding for all of us at immediaC. We are so pleased to be able to help the NSTT, and play a small role helping young artists and performers pursue their passions," says John Leahy, owner of immediaC.
The NSTT also thanks the HRM Community Grant Committee for supporting the website redesign with a $5,000 grant.
The new website can be visited at www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca.
Since its creation as a charitable organization 70 years ago, the NSTT has given out more than $1.9 million dollars in scholarships to over 1900 recipients.
The NSTT is supported by the 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund, The Craig Foundation, RBC Foundation, Music Nova Scotia, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Theatre Nova Scotia, Debut Atlantic, immediaC, the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, Norex.ca, NSTT Foundation, Dalhousie Music in Medicine HEALS Program, Alderney Landing Theatre, Support4Culture, Halifax Municipality, Business for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, and Arts Nova Scotia. The NSTT is pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.
The NSTT has two deadline dates coming up in 2015: 1 March for Spring/Summer study and 1 May for Fall/Winter study. For more information, please visit their website at www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca.
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The Nova Scotia Talent Trust is pleased to announce the launch of its new website thanks to the generous support of immediaC, a Bedford based web design firm and a grant through HRM’s Community Grant Program.
immediaC has partnered with the NSTT by offering $2,499 of in-kind services to create a new website specific to its needs. immediaC has a strong commitment to the local community and has supported the NSTT since 2007. The new website is mobile responsive, highlights former scholarship recipients, 70 years of NSTT history, and is easier to navigate. It can be viewed at www dot nstalenttrust dot ns dot ca.
Since its creation as a charitable organization 70 years ago, the NSTT has given out more than $1.9 million dollars in scholarships and awards to over 1900 recipients.
Information about the NSTT scholarship recipients and application deadlines for 2015 can be found at www dot nstalenttrust dot ns dot ca.
Media Contact: Jacqueline Steudler, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Talent Trust
P. O. Box 575
Halifax NS B3J 2R7