The Grand Teton Music Festival’s mission is to provide exhilarating musical experiences. The festival was founded in 1962 by the 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. Nearly 60 years since its humble beginnings performing in a tent at the base of the Tetons, the Festival is now sought after for both listeners and performers alike as a destination to experience the finest in classical music throughout the summer.
The Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra consists of top talent from across the country, including more than 200 musicians from 64 orchestras and 47 institutions of higher learning, many performing together each summer for over 25 years. The Festival also welcomes some of the most sought-after soloists and visiting artists in classical music today. Under the baton of world-renowned Music Director Donald Runnicles, these musicians come together to gather inspiration from the mountain setting and to provide exhilarating music for Festival patrons. We look forward to welcoming the Festival Orchestra and our community back to our summer home in 2021 for the GTMF’s 60th Season, July 4-August 21.