In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Emma Kail. Emma recently joined the Grand Teton Music Festival as Executive Director in September 2020 after serving as General Manager of the Kansas City Symphony for nearly a decade. A lifelong musician, she previously held positions with the Alabama Symphony, Omaha Symphony, and the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.
In this episode, Emma talks about growing up in rural Kentucky and finding her passion for music. She shares how she made her way out to Jackson and what it was like to move to our community during a pandemic. Stephan and Emma also discuss the 60-year history of the Grand Teton Music Festival and what the festival means to the community.