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.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Fundraising: be a key fundraising volunteer for 2018 and 2019
  • Application Mentors for 2018: Help us bring in new applicants and assist them with the online process
  • Grant Writing: Be a driver that keeps our programming running
  • Portia White Award Concert 2018: November 30, 2018 help us with distribution of flyers, posters, social media and more.
  • Special Awards Ceremony in December 2018: Help us make it a great event for the successful 2018 applicants. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Central Library in Halifax. Volunteers are needed from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • 75th Anniversary Committee: Help us prepare for our big anniversary in 2019

If one of the above fields speak to you and you like to know more please fill in our Volunteer Application Form or get in touch with Jacqueline Steudler, NSTT Executive Director.


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