Charlie A'Court announces inaugural music bursary winner

A Truro trumpet player graduating from Cobequid Educational Centre (CEC) is the inaugural recipient of the Charlie A'Court Scholarship for Excellence in Music.

Noah Hartlen, who also sat as president of the CEC Band Executive during his entire high-school career and performed as lead trumpeter in the Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble and Nova Scotia Honour Jazz, earned a spot in the Bachelor of Music program at Acadia University.

A'Court announced the bursary program in March, saying it was designed to help a student accepted into a Nova Scotia-based institution offering music courses.

He says he was thoroughly taken by the level of musical prowess and academic skill of all the applicants for the scholarship's first year.

Hartlen will receive the $500 award from A'Court himself at Thursday's graduation ceremony, which also marks the 20th anniversary since A'Court graduated from CEC.