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.

Recently highlighted in the 2018 Fall/Winter Floyd Magazine which you can read online here

This year we had two great concerts

‘Stellar Strings’ on Sunday, June 30th, 3 pm  

  • Maestro David Stewart Wiley, violinist Akemi Takayama, harpist Rachel Hall, and other RSO musicians will perform works by Mozart, Debussy, and Handel
  • VBRMF Young Artist Elizabeth Shelor Matheson will also perform    
  • Here is a recording of Elizabeth playing with DSW Jr. just for your  viewing or possibly our Facebook page.

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‘Takayama & Wiley’ on Tuesday, July 2nd, 7 pm

  • Maestro David Stewart Wiley and Akemi Takayama will perform works for violin and piano
  • Chamber music will be performed by top musicians from Governor’s Schools throughout Virginia (a collaboration between VBRMF and the Radford University Summer Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts)
  • Free concert — donation suggested 

Both Concerts at Celebration Hall, Floyd EcoVillage

To learn more and purchase tickets, click  Concerts

Whoa!  We are happy to announce that recently some of our scholarship winners got the opportunity to meet the great Itzhak Perlman.

Heather Blake with Itzhak Perlman

Aaron Shelor and Elizabeth Matheson meet with Itzhak Perlman










    Blue Ridge Springs Program

Starting up again on September 12th

Register for the new season here:

Working with the June Bug Center, VBRMF has helped many kids learn music.

To learn more, click here.

Last June.. home you didn’t miss it.

“Barber, Mozart, Vivaldi”    

Sunday, June 10, 3:00 pm   

Celebration Hall, Floyd EcoVillage

To learn more: 

Patrick Henry Brass Band

Thanks for attending the 2017

Spring Concert

Improvisation Workshop
Scholarship Winners


March 2, 2019  – Rainier – Floyd Center of the Arts

March 31, 2019 Olga Vinokur – Floyd Center of the Arts

News & Updates

Madison String Quartet

On March 17th, the Floyd Center for the Arts and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival welcome the talented Madison String Quartet to Floyd VA. Along with the concert Saturday evening the Quartet will lead a Master Class for local music students. The Madison String...

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Exciting New Strings Program

 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS! The Blue Ridge Strings Program will introduce the study of classical music on stringed instruments to elementary age children in Floyd County.   Through hands on instruction and creative enrichment, the program will support growth and development...

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