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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NOVA SCOTIA TALENT TRUST GIVES OUT $75,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO 51 NOVA SCOTIA EMERGING ARTISTS

24 September 2014

HALIFAX, NS – The Nova Scotia Talent Trust has recently given out $75,000 in scholarships to emerging Nova Scotia artists in the fields of dance, theatre, media (film) studies, music, visual and literary arts.  The 51 successful scholarship recipients were chosen from a field of 107 applications from two deadlines, 1 March and 1 May 2014.

Applications were received from various parts of the province, from Middleton to Sydney, Bridgewater to Amherst.  An independent, volunteer Scholarship Selection Committee, made up of twelve artist professionals, two from each discipline, met in April and again in June to decide who would receive a scholarship.

Since its creation in 1944, 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, DocaittaDesign, NSTT Foundation, Dalhousie Music in Medicine HEALS Program, Alderney Landing Theatre, immediaC, Support4Culture, Halifax Municipality, 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.

A complete list of the 2014 Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship recipients is included below.

 

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The Nova Scotia Talent Trust is glad to announce the 51 successful scholarship recipients for 2014.  A total of $75,000 in scholarships were given to emerging Nova Scotian artists studying in the fields of dance, theatre, media (film), music, visual and literary arts.  The 51 successful scholarship recipients were chosen from a field of 107 applications from two deadlines, March 1st and May 1st 2014.  Since its creation in 1944, 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, DocaittaDesign, NSTT Foundation, Dalhousie Music in Medicine HEALS Program, Alderney Landing Theatre, immediaC, Support4Culture, Halifax Municipality, 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.

More 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

(902) 492 6801   director@nstalenttrust.ns.ca     www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca

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