About Blueridge

Blueridge is more than a festival, it’s a family.

The truth is, we started Blueridge as an excuse to play together. Then we thought it would be even more fun if we invited some friends, who just happen to be extraordinary musicians, and if we shared the joy of music making with you.  Ten years later, the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival has become a local institution, offering the finest in classical music programming and education.

The true heart of Blueridge is our chamber music workshop for young musicians. The program is challenging but inspiring— action-packed days filled with private lessons, rehearsals, theory classes, performance masterclasses, and, of course, lunchtime soccer matches.

Our students never cease to flabbergast us with their creativity, sensitivity, and open-mindedness. It’s incredibly fulfilling to witness not only the amazing musical progress that each child makes over the two weeks of the camp, but also the personal development and friendships that bloom.

We produce the Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival every year because it’s a joy, but we can’t do it without your help. Your financial support or donation in kind allows us to continue to produce extraordinary concerts and offer scholarships to students in need. Help us make the magic of Blueridge accessible to each and every member of the local community!

Dory Hayley
Alejandro Ochoa

-Artistic Directors


Board of Directors

Jean Hayley


Diana Castaneda


Jane Fairbanks


David Hoskin

Board Member

Nancy Roblee


Rafael Santa Ana

Board Member