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.

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.


We've completed our 2018 application process and the online portal is currently closed. Many thanks to all the emerging artists who have applied for Talent Trust scholarships.

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Deadlines 2019

  • March 1 at 5:00 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time) for Spring/Summer study May - August 2019. 
  • May 1 at 5:00 p.m. ADST (Atlantic Daylight Saving Time) for Fall/Winter study September - December 2019 and/or January - April 2020.

Applicants may submit an application to the Talent Trust before they have been accepted into their proposed program of study. In fact, it is highly recommended applicants do so.

Scholarship amounts vary between $500 and $3,000.

We strongly urge all applicants to apply early to avoid any difficulties with your application, technical or otherwise.

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