The Writer’s Ear Contest is now underway!
Students: click here for the audio selections.

Hundreds of area schoolchildren will engage their imaginations and create lively, poetic responses to classical music.  The program is simple and open to all residents of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County in grades 3-8 (ages 8-14).  Visit the Writer’s Ear main page for complete information, and be sure to attend the public concert and award ceremony on March 1, 2015 to hear the winning stories!

2015 Concert Schedules will be posted online January 1, 2015.

2014 Festival breaks records in attendance and marks a breakthrough season for exceptional, daring performances.

One of Virginia’s favorite summer music destinations, the Staunton Music Festival attracts some of the world’s finest chamber musicians to this magnificent town near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Festival – now in its 17th year – entertains, enriches, and engages audiences with a dynamic selection of chamber music. The festival features multiple concerts each day, with programs that are consistently innovative – spanning music from the Renaissance to the present. All performances take place at historic venues in beautiful downtown Staunton, recently designated as one of the “best small towns in America” by Smithsonian magazine.