Coming Up…Music from the Mountains, an online version of the 2020 Grand Teton Music Festival, August 21-23

In early August, safety permitting, a smaller group of GTMF musicians will come together under the baton of Music Director Donald Runnicles to record and film three concerts of inspiring music in Walk Festival Hall.

We’re looking forward to sharing a glorious celebration of Beethoven, Mozart, Copland, and Ravel, as well as music from some of the important female composers due to be performed at this year’s Festival.

The programs will stream online on August 21, 22 and 23, and will appear on TV in the fall, and GTMF is very pleased to welcome two media partners for this project: BBC Music Magazine and Wyoming PBS. In addition, we’re planning an educational component that will be available to schools across Wyoming.

More details coming soon…

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 on August 21, 22 and 23.


May 27, 2020, 4:02 pm
Stardust by Hoagie Carmichael - Performed by Marcia McHugh, flute and Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello

Please enjoy this wonderful rendition of Stardust by Festival musicians Dariusz Skoraczewski - Cellist and Marcia McHugh, ... See more

This delightful piece was arranged by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra bass player Jonathan Jensen in April 2020 for his colleagues flutist Marcia McHugh ... See more

May 25, 2020, 2:59 pm
Grand Teton Music Festival

GTMF is thankful for the men and women that serve in our Armed Forces and we are saddened to be unable to honor them live in-person this summer. For ... See more

Always a highlight of our Patriotic Pops concert, service members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard ... See more

May 21, 2020, 5:58 pm
Live with Carnegie Hall: A Tribute to Lynn Harrell

American cellist Lynn Harrell’s half-century career placed him in the highest echelon of performing artists. Join a superstar roster of fellow ... See more

May 21, 2020, 4:22 pm

American cellist Lynn Harrell’s half-century career placed him in the highest echelon of performing artists. Join a superstar roster of fellow ... See more

May 20, 2020, 3:06 pm

American cellist Lynn Harrell’s half-century career placed him in the highest echelon of performing artists. Join a superstar roster of fellow ... See more

May 18, 2020, 7:00 pm
Socially Distant Duo

GTMF musicians Marci Gurnow and Elisabeth Remy Johnson were social distancing back before it was the thing to do. Please enjoy this wonderufl sunny ... See more

May 15, 2020, 10:00 pm
Dumb Household Games ep. 24

Andy and Nelson return for more games and shenanigans in "Skewerball". What a creative way to pass some time during the quarantine!

#DHG ... See more

May 14, 2020, 8:56 pm
GTMF Music Forum ep. 4

For those of you who tried to tune in to the Music Forum this morning, here is the YouTube video of the masterclass. A huge thank you to all of the ... See more

Violinist Barbara Scowcroft hosts a Zoom masterclass with students from all over Wyoming. Students: 02:01 Brennan 09:20 Amory 18:09 Rachel 30:00 ... See more

May 14, 2020, 4:16 pm

May 14, 2020, 4:15 pm

For those of you who were tuning in to GTMF Music Forum, it appears that Zoom and Facebook are having trouble communicating with each other. We are ... See more

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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