NOVAFest is the work term for the NSCC Music Arts program. The program has been running for nine years and is based primarily in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The students plan, book, promote, and play shows for the entire month of May. In previous years, the festival has simply been called MARTSFest. Last year the brand of NOVAFest began. NOVA stands for New Music, Outstanding Performance, Various Genres, and Aspiring Artists. NOVA represents our local community, and helping new artists break into the local music scene.
NOVAfest is run entirely by students of the Music Arts program. Throughout the two year program, the students learn about the music business through their various business courses. NOVAFest allows them to apply their new knowledge to a project that helps them begin their career as musicians, and as members of the local music industry.
Come check out this years NOVAFest to hear some awesome new Halifax based bands!