Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Talent Trust alumni nominated for the Music Nova Scotia Awards!

The Nova Scotia Music Awards recognize the achievements and contributions of our music and industry professionals and leaders from across Nova Scotia over the past year. These awards celebrate the people and companies who are working to build a strong and vibrant Nova Scotia music community.

Talent Trust alumni were well represented in this year's nominations:


Reeny Smith

Nominations: African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year; Musician of the Year


Reeny received a Talent Trust scholarship in 2010 and 2012 for Jazz, and was the 2010 recipient of the Portia White Award.



Tim Crofts (member of Trio Chimera)

Nomination: Classical Recording of the Year

Tim received a Talent Trust scholarship in 2002 for composition and is a member of the Trio Chimera along with Fran├žois Houle and Norman Adams.


India Gailey

Nomination: Classical Recording of the Year

India received Talent Trust scholarships from 2015 to 2020 for cello. She was also the recipient of the Lih and Marion Kuo Award in 2017 and the Raymond Simpson Award in 2020.



Jennifer King

Nomination: Classical Recording of the Year

Jennifer received Talent Trust scholarships in 1992 and 1993 for piano, and has become established herself as a sought-after talent across Atlantic Canada.



Cassie Mann

Nomination: Musician of the Year



Cassie received Talent Trust scholarships in 2019 for composition and 2020 for music technology. She sings, plays bass and synth with a variety of groups and works behind the scenes as a sound tech, videographer, bass teacher, video editor, and graphic designer.







The Music Nova Scotia Awards will be presented on Sunday, November 6th, 2022 as part of the 25th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW). To see the complete list of nominees, please visit the NSMW website.

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