The Jackson Hole Wine Auction (JHWA) is one of the preeminent charity wine auctions in the country. In the 20 years since its inception, the Wine Auction has raised millions of dollars for the continued enrichment of the cultural fiber of Jackson Hole. Its beneficiary, the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) continues to be one of the leading summer music festivals in the nation, bringing in top performers while shaping the lives of many budding musicians through its education and outreach programs.

It is only through the support of our sponsors and contributors and the funds raised through the Wine Auction that we can ensure the continuing success of our mission. Grand Teton Music Festival reaches thousands of students, musicians, and adults through its education and outreach programs. These programs are primarily funded by the proceeds generated through the Jackson Hole Wine Auction.

Some of the education and outreach programs are:

  •  Music in the Schools – Festival musicians visit local classrooms and engage students using interactive programming that promotes a deeper understanding and appreciation of music in their lives.
  •  Orchestra Mentorship Program – Select local band and orchestra students are matched with GTMF musicians for a week of valuable on-stage and private instruction during the Festival season.
  •  StringFest– A unique 3-day workshop directed by a clinician of national stature brings regional middle school orchestra students together to rehearse and perform on stage at Walk Festival Hall.
  •  Tune-UP – Throughout the academic year, local musicians provide supplemental in-class instruction to boost the instrumental music education curriculum at Jackson Hole Middle School and Jackson Hole High School.
  •  6:15 Music Machine – A free young people’s concert featuring the Festival Orchestra in performances especially designed to introduce families to the world of classical music.
  •  Open the House: GTMF Presents – Walk Festival Hall opens its doors to present concerts by the local middle school and high school bands and orchestras giving these students a rare opportunity to perform on the very stage that showcases renowned performers during the summer months.