BLACKSBURG, Va. -

You don't have to stray too far from home to find a professional music festival.

The two-and-a-half week-long Vocal Arts and Music Festival has kicked off at Virginia Tech.

The new Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre will be hosting the event.

If you're into vocal performances, piano, or string instruments -- it's all here.

Rising stars of opera and chamber music return to the Virginia Tech campus on June 11-28 .

The festival is one of only three of the institute's programs in the world; the other two are in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Montreal.

Performances will be held in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Moss Arts Center's Street and Davis Performance Hall at 190 Alumni Mall; or in the Squires Recital Salon, located within the Squires Student Center at 290 College Ave. in Blacksburg.

Tickets are now available for the event.