The Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia is the oldest, largest, and most established non-profit community music school in southwest Virginia. Founded in 1993, the RMA offers serious study for ages 2 years old through adult. The RMA is recognized by the National Guild for Community Arts Education for its quality programs.


The RMA's mission is to provide the highest quality music education for all ages and levels of ability that will become the basis for a lifelong involvement with music.


The RMA receives support for its programs from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The school is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. The RMA has established a component fund at the Community Foundation of the New River Valley. This permanent endowed fund, named the "Frank and Shirleigh Marvin Scholarship Fund," provides scholarships to families demonstrating financial need and commitment to RMA programs.