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.

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We are an affiliate of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

Join the Wileys and Thorset as we celebrate the Holidays

Home For the Holidays

Sunday December 17th 3pm

The Presbyterian Church of Floyd

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival invites you to join us as we celebrate this holiday. David Stewart Wiley, Brian Thorsett and Misha Wiley will be helping us enjoy the season.  The event will even include a singalong.

Enjoy pieces from Handel, Rachmaninoff, Puccini,  David Conte and others.   Holiday pieces will include Ose Shalom, Gesu Bambino, O Holy Night,  Sleigh Ride Express and Appalachian Carols: What Songs were Sung and I Wonder as I wander.  

Tickets available at the door.

Adults $20  

Students FREE

Consider bringing a canned item for the local food bank

Full Program is Here

Brian Thorsett
Conductor of the Roanoke Symphony

Congratulations, Maestro

Thanks for Coming.. it was a great Success!!!!!

Was on  May 7 2022

Sandra Smith Scholarship Concert

May 7th 2pm
First United Methodist Church in Salem
125 W. Main Street.
Salem, VA

Performers will be various alumni of Floyd County High School including renown organist Michael Bower who is currently Director of Music at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, N.Y..

Donations accepted NOW.

Please send them  to:
Floyd County Cares
Designate Sandra Smith Scholarship Fund
100 E Main St, Ste 108
Floyd VA 24091

For More Info:
please email:  Naomi VanCeave at
or call her:   540-529-4978

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    Blue Ridge Strings Program

Starting up again on September 2021

Register for the new season here:

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

To learn more, click here.

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...

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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...

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