Grand Teton Music Festival Appoint New Executive Director

By Logan Martell

The Grand Teton Music Festival has announced that Emma Kail has been appointed as their new executive director, following a nationwide search to fill the seat on their board of directors.

As a graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Kail brings with her experience as an artist and administrator. She has held administrative positions at the Grant Park Music Festival, Omaha Symphony, University of Chicago, and Alabama Symphony, where she had a leading role in developing the company’s artistic plans

“We are thrilled Emma is joining the GTMF family,” said board chairs Barbara McCelvey and John Costello in a press release. “She is a charismatic and strategic leader with a strong track record across all aspects of symphony orchestras. She and her family will be a great addition to the Jackson community.”

On her appointment, Kail wrote, “The path I see for GTMF involves the organization engaging with the community and redoubling a commitment to partnerships and artistic excellence. A cultural institution’s artists, staff, and patrons all need each other to best serve the community and mission, and it’s clear that the connection between our musicians, Donald Runnicles, board members and supporters runs very deep. The potential for the Festival to sustain and grow its reach is tremendous, and I am honored to be tasked with the responsibility of stewarding it into the next era.”