History and Mission

The Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) is known for orchestral performances befitting the grandeur of its Teton Mountain setting. Concerts take place in the acoustically-inspiring Walk Festival Hall.

Hailing from America’s great orchestras and conservatory faculties musicians return to the Tetons each summer to perform challenging orchestral repertoire with like-minded colleagues.

Since 2006 Maestro Donald Runnicles has led Grand Teton Music Festival as its third Music Director. Runnicles is also Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony.

Continuing to be “an orchestral Musicians’ Shangri-La,” Grand Teton Music Festival is known as “one of the best places in the country to hear classical music” (Wall Street Journal).

The Grand Teton Music Festival provides exhilarating musical experiences.

Our Festival offers great classical music and pushes the boundaries of what that can mean.