Classical Music

in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Welcome to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival, centered in beautiful Floyd County.

Our focus is on music education, especially the support of local young people, and on broadening our region’s musical richness by making classical music and a blend of classical and Appalachian heritage styles affordable and available in our community – in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.


April 1, Julius Quartet – Floyd Center of the Arts

May 19 – May 21, 2017  –  Weekend  in the Mountains

May 19  – Brass Quintet – downtown Floyd – 6pm
May 20 – String Ensemble – downtown Floyd  – 10am
May 20 – Improvisation workshop – June Bug Center – 3pm
May 21 – “Bach to Bluegrass” Concert – EcoVillage – 3pm

October 21, 2017  –  Classical Japanese music performed by Washington Koto Ensemble – evening performance  – Celebration Hall at Floyd EcoVillage.

News & Updates

Master Class

On April 1, aspiring young area musicians will gather in Floyd to participate in a classical string master class.  Instructors for the class are the members of the Julius Quartet – violinists Helen Hyun Jeong Lee and David Do, violist John Batchelder and cellist Byron... read more

2016 Vbrmf Scholarship Winner

Local area musician and artist, Elizabeth Shelor, recently received her teaching certification from the Suzuki Music Institute.  Elizabeth, a 2016 scholarship winner with Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival (VBRMF) received tuition for the Suzuki training through the... read more

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