A’COURT PRESENTS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP DURING MINISTER’S AWARDS
Halifax, NS – Graduating high school students, members of the various arts communities, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Zach Churchill and touring musician Charlie A’Court all gathered at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on June 13 during the inaugural presentation of the Minister’s Awards for Creative Excellence in the Arts.
As part of the ceremony, A’Court was on hand to announce the 2018 recipient of the Charlie A’Court Scholarship for Excellence in Music (CASEM). Hayley MacGregor, a classically trained vocalist from North Nova Education Centre in Pictou County, was presented the award and $500 towards her music education. MacGregor has been accepted into the Bachelor of Music program at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Hayley, who also performed a rendition of Hugo Wolf’s signature composition Verbourgenheit at the ceremony, aspires to become a professor of music.
“Hayley is a tremendous student with a strong voice. Her dedication to honing her vocal abilities and crafting her artistry is obvious the moment she begins to sing. I’m very proud that CASEM can be offered to someone with her creative talent,” offers A’Court.
CASEM has been incorporated into the suite of awards offered by Minister Churchill’s department, celebrating arts creation and arts education in Nova Scotia. This is the first year CASEM has been offered to high school students province-wide.