Casino Nova Scotia has created an innovative Artist in Residence Program designed to support emerging Nova Scotian musicians. The $20,000 program will provide a local musician or group with support and opportunities to develop their career. The program will be administered by Music Nova Scotia. Applications are now open, and close on April 30 at 5:00pm ADT.
A new Obama administration ruling aimed at protecting Africa's endangered elephants is sending shock waves through the music community. Under the new regulations which take effect in June, instruments with even the smallest amount of ivory inlay or string rests are banned without proof that they were purchased prior to 1976. Many violin bows also have small ivory tips. The concern is particularly acute for musicians performing abroad.