Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association (NSRMTA) provides leadership in all areas of music education across Nova Scotia and by using the updated website, we hope you will find the answers you need. Take a browse around by being curious and “clicking” on information that interests you. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email me Karen Turpin (President) and I will be happy to find the answers for you. We will try to keep you updated on upcoming events.

For any new posting, there is a page under ‘members only’ about updating information from a member – phone number, address, bio, etc. Please try to acquaint yourselves with this page.

Scholarship Competition Adjudicators 2021

We have just secured our list of wonderful adjudicators for this year's virtual competition:

Sibylle Marquardt - Woodwinds and Brass

Maureen Batt - Voice

Catherine Little - Strings

Katherine Fraser - Preliminary, Junior and Intermediate Piano

Simon Docking - Senior and Advanced Piano

For photos and bios - click here

For guidelines and applications - click here

NOTICE - Atlantic Young Artist Deadline Extension

The eruption and ensuing escalation of COVID-19 has taken over and disrupted all of our lives. Proactive measures by Health Canada in the Atlantic area will hopefully help to slow further escalation of this infection. Life will return to normal! In order to give potential applicants time to deal with the disruption in schedules,  the deadline for the Atlantic Young Artist Competition is being extended to Monday, March 30. Please refer to guidelines at for information and entry forms.

For further information or clarification, please feel free to contact me:
Lynn Johnson

For current research being done on COVID please check out our Research page

COVID - 19 Guidance for Musicians (Vocalists and Instrumentalists) 

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