SMF Musicians Perform Outreach Concerts


On May 6-7, three professional musicians featured at the annual Staunton Music Festival will perform free chamber-music concerts at two historic churches in rural Virginia. First, on May 6th at 7:00 pm, SMF travels to McDowell Presbyterian Church in Highland County. Then on May 7th at 3:00 pm the program is offered at Fincastle Presbyterian Church in […]

Southeast Tourism Society Names SMF a “Top 20” Festival


One of Virginia’s most daring and accomplished music festivals has earned a spot as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events” for August 2015. “We are thrilled that the Staunton Music Festival has been selected among the Top 20 listings for 2015,” says Jason Stell, Executive Director. “The festival has always been extremely popular with residents and visitors and now we are setting new records, […]

Young Writers Open Their Ears & Stretch Their Minds


   Writer’s Ear Contest Experiences Surge of Popularity ~ Winners To Be Announced On March 1, 2015 ~ Staunton, Virginia (February 23, 2015) — Hundreds of students in the local area have been busy in the past two months, listening intently to five intriguing musical works, and letting their imaginations run wild. It’s all part of […]

Ending The Year On A High Note


Staunton Music Festival receives NEA grant for $10,000 Staunton, Virginia – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced this week that Staunton Music Festival (SMF) is one of only 163 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America grant.  Chu said, “I’m pleased to be able to share the news of […]