Join us for Music from the Mountains, August 17-29

Music from the Mountains is an online mini-festival showcasing the music, people, and atmosphere of the Grand Teton Music Festival.

From August 17-29, join us on Facebook or YouTube for inspiring musical performances streamed from Walk Festival Hall and across the country, plus interviews and behind-the-scenes vignettes shared throughout the two weeks. Content will be available for viewing on YouTube for a limited time after the streaming date.

Music Director Donald Runnicles, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and soprano Jacquelyn Stucker headline the online programming, alongside GTMF musicians. The repertoire features beloved works by Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms and Dvořák to modern works by George Walker, Jennifer Higdon and Caroline Shaw.

Grand Teton Music Festival Welcomes New Executive Director Emma Kail

Emma Kail joins Grand Teton Music Festival on September 1, 2020, offering a vision of collaboration and growth

After a nationwide search, the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) Board of Directors announces the appointment of Emma Kail as GTMF’s new Executive Director. Ms. Kail joins GTMF with long experience both as a musician and as an administrative leader in major classical music organizations across the US.   Read full release


August 14, 2020, 4:00 pm

For our fourth 25-year musician anniversary, we feature bassist Dave Williamson. Dave plays in the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, ... See more

August 13, 2020, 8:00 pm

To celebrate another GTMF 25-year musician anniversary, we feature Craig Knox, tubist.

Craig is the Principal Tuba for the Pittsburgh Symphony ... See more

August 13, 2020, 4:00 pm

For today's Composer Spotlight, GTMF recognizes the incredibly talented Caroline Shaw.

Born in North Carolina, Shaw started violin at the age of ... See more

August 12, 2020, 8:00 pm
GTMF Backstage Pass ep. 9 "Bass Party"

In case you missed it last Friday afternoon, here is GTMF Backstage Pass Ep. 9, "Bass Party." Join Eva and Jerry in a celebration of music, food, and ... See more

This week we join the basses for a light-hearted party full of food, music, and fun.

August 12, 2020, 4:00 pm
Musician Feature

In today's Musician Feature, Utah Symphony Principal Flutist Mercedes Smith exhibits an extroadinary piece by the french composer Eugène Bozza. 2020 ... See more

August 12, 2020, 3:52 pm
Timeline Photos

Alphorn in the mountains! For the full Music from the Mountains schedule, Aug. 17-23, visit

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August 12, 2020, 1:16 am

We are so looking forward to sharing these special performances with you next week during Music from the Mountains, August 17-23. More info: ... See more

August 11, 2020, 4:00 pm

Today we continue to honor our fantastic Festival Orchestra musician anniversaries. Gina is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Tulsa Symphony ... See more

August 10, 2020, 4:00 pm
Musician Monday

Today we feature one of our fantastic young violinists from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Marta Krechkovsky. Please enjoy her incredible ... See more

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We are sorry that the 2020 Grand Teton Music Festival will not be able to proceed as planned. However, we are deeply grateful to the many supporters in our community who continue to stand with GTMF in this difficult time. We look forward with great anticipation to musicians and audiences coming back together again next summer for GTMF’s 60th Season. A major celebration is planned, and we look forward to seeing you there! In the meantime, please join us online for Music from the Mountains from August 17-23.

The Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition

In 2018, the Grand Teton Music Festival launched a scholarship competition in honor of Music Director Donald Runnicles. The annual competition is open to graduating high school seniors from Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana who are pursuing college studies in music. After submitting an audition video, semi-finalists are invited to perform in a daylong celebration of music at Walk Festival Hall, where they compete for the scholarship prize money in front of GTMF’s panel of renowned judges and a live audience. This year, due to COVID restrictions, the competition was held online.

2020 Winners

1st Prize: Fernando Perez ($20,000)
Instrument: Flute
Hometown: Boise, ID
High School: Borah High School
College: Boise State University

2nd Prize: Jordan Arnold Shawver ($12,500)
Instrument: Voice
Hometown: Billings, MT
High School: Skyview High School
College: Montana State University Billings

3rd Prize: Coleton Morgan ($7,500)
Instrument: Oboe
Hometown: Hartville, WY
High School: Home Schooled & Wheatland High School
Colleges: New England Conservatory, Peabody Institute, Denver University, Eastman (waitlisted)

One of the best places to hear classical music in the summer.

– The Wall Street Journal

The setting is everything at this event, but with Donald Runnicles in charge, musical quality is assured.

– The New York Times

One of America’s most impressive music festivals.

– BBC Music Magazine

Where some of the world’s best musicians congregate and perform.

– The Economist 1843


The Grand Teton Music Festival was founded in 1962 by Jackson Hole Fine Arts Festival to foster classical music experiences for performers and audiences and to improve and enrich the cultural awareness and opportunities for people in Wyoming and the adjacent area.  The festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Music from the Mountains photo courtesy of VisitJacksonHole

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