Music & Arts
The first Music & Arts was located in a small house in Bethesda, MD and run by founder Benjamin O’Brien. When Music & Arts opened its doors in 1952, it offered printed music, music lessons, dance lessons, and art supplies. Ben decided shortly after opening his business that he wanted to focus on music to better serve his customers – a decision that remains intact to this day.
Stacy's Music Shop was started in 1945 by Carl "Monk" Stacy. It was his dream to open a record shop after he was done working in the Norfolk navel shipyards during World War II. Being a very accomplished musician, Carl was in a fairly successful dance orchestra band in the mid 1920's, and saw that Charlottesville needed a source to purchase prerecorded music. So when the war came to an end he used his life savings and opened Stacy's Music. Throughout the 40's, 50's, and 60's, Monk ran the business with his wife Mary and younger son Carl Jr. It wasn't until the early 1970's that Carl Jr. purchased the store from his father and continued the legacy throughout the mid 90's. It was Carl R. Stacy Jr. who transformed the business from mainly record sales to the instrument retail shop it is today.
Charlottesville Music Teachers Association
Founded in 1979, Charlottesville Music Teachers Association is committed to the support and development of professional music teachers through monthly programs and workshops. In order to stimulate the regular and serious study of music among young people, the CMTA sponsors performance events for students of its members.
Music Resource Center
The Music Resource Center is a multifaceted teen center that uses recording and performing arts, as well as life skills mentoring, to create a sense of empowerment and accomplishment in the urban community. The mission of the Music Resource Center is to educate and inspire young people through music and equip them with life skills for the future.
University of Virginia
The McIntire Department of Music is the center of musical life at the University of Virginia, offering countless opportunities in performance, composition, and academic study.
The Wednesday Music Club
The Wednesday Music Club is made up of over one hundred and fifty men and women from the Charlottesville, Virginia area. They are listeners, performers, and music advocates who share a love of music and a desire to support and encourage young musicians in central Virginia.
Feature articles and classifieds from Charlottesville's News and Arts Weekly.
A central Virginia music blog.
In addition to providing a wealth of information on the area to individual visitors, the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) assists tour operators, meeting planners, weddings, reunions and other groups to find attractions, restaurants, hotels, and other visitor related businesses. Its mission is "to enhance the economic prosperity of City and County by promoting, selling and marketing the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle, as a destination, in pursuit of the meetings and tourism markets."