artistic director, since 2016
Each summer, the Wyoming Festival cultivates and shapes composers in their formative years. Since this festival doesn’t have an upper end age limit, it not only is open to young composers, but composers who are young in their career.
Composer fellows are selected by the festival founder and University of Wyoming composition professor, Anne Guzzo, and me, after listening to submissions. Selected composer fellows then spend time with professional musicians and seasoned composers as they workshop their compositions.
Not only is it wonderful to help shape composers and their compositions, life-long friendships are made, too.
~ Holly Mulcahy
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra
member since 2003
“With a balance of natural beauty and musical splendor, The Grand Teton Music Festival feeds the senses and soul for musicians and music lovers alike. I’m proud to be a part of the fine music making each summer. A mix of the most talented and seasoned professional musicians from across the globe, these musicians have become close friends which I’ve enjoyed performing alongside year after year. Not only is this an annual reunion with friends, my family is also an important part of my stay in the Tetons.
My brother Craig Mulcahy, principal trombone of the National Symphony Orchestra, also performs with the Festival Orchestra and my parents spend their summer volunteering at the Elk Refuge just a few miles from the concert hall giving Craig and I an instant fan base.
When my friends and family are not sharing a breathtaking concert experience, we are taking in the magnificent mountains and enjoying hikes and picnics. To call this place magical doesn’t do it justice; it is life enhancing goodness for the ears, eyes, heart, and soul.”
~ Holly Mulcahy