Dear Music Lovers,

Welcome to the inaugural season of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival, centered in beautiful Floyd County — a vibrant rural community nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  We are preparing for a dynamic and exciting eleven days – May 30 through June 9 — of orchestral concerts, intimate chamber music, and other diverse musical experiences, presented in both traditional venues and unusual sites in this friendly mountain community.
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News

Madison String Quartet

On March 17th, 2017, 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

2017 Scholarship Recipients

On May 21,2017, at the Bach to Bluegrass Concert, three young Floyd County musicians were awarded scholarships by VBRMF.   In memory of Ed Fallon, Eli Wildman, age 16, was awarded a scholarship to attend the Berklee Global String Program this … Continue reading

Laurel Brooke Update

In 2015 Laurel Brooke of Floyd, a violinist, received the David S. Wiley Scholarship from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival. She then attended New River Community College for a year as a part-time student–not only to gain credits for general … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 David Wiley, Sr., … Continue reading

House Concert

On September 11, 2016 in a beautiful mountain-top home in Meadows of Dan, 85 music lovers gathered for an afternoon of Classical Music in the Mountains, a fundraiser for Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival.  The program, coordinated by pianist and … Continue reading