Greg Kostraba

Content Director

February 16, 2009 marked the beginning of my second go-around at WBAA. I worked here as a Program Host/Producer from 1995 to 2001, hosting classical music, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and the weekly 20th-century classical music series “The Kostraba Conundrum.” After a short stint as Program Director at a public radio station in Kansas, I moved with my family to Toledo to serve as Classical Music Director at WGTE-FM, staying for seven years. One of my highlights there was winning the 2007 Ohio Public Broadcasting Award for "Radio Producer of the Year" for my monthly in-studio performance program “Live From FM 91” and special programs celebrating the lives and music of composers William Grant Still and Samuel Adler.

Aside from my family, my passion in life is playing the piano. I have master’s and doctoral degrees in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and was a semifinalist at the Fourth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 2004. You may have heard me on Performance Today playing In a Mist by Bix Beiderbecke from the New Harmony Music Festival & School or William Grant Still’s Kaintuck’ with the Toledo Symphony. Perhaps you have seen me as soloist with the Lafayette and Purdue Symphony Orchestras, or performing chamber music on the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society series. I have also been included on several recordings: the Toledo Clarinets premiere CD on the Cambria label, two recordings of music by Rick Sowash on the composer’s own label, and a release by my horn trio Quelque Chose on Kickshaw Records. (A record by the Sylvan Trio, my ensemble with flutist and Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona and cellist Josh Aerie, should be out by the end of 2017.) My favorite gig, though, may have been playing on a weekly basis in the Rusty’s Jazz Café Big Band in Toledo with my late father, the bandleader Dan Terry, in the audience.

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WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Michael Bennett, who runs the Noontime Concert and Luncheon Series at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lafayette. They’ll discuss the history of the series and preview this season’s concerts.

WBAA's Greg Kostraba talks with organist Michael Bennett, who will be featured on the next Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society concert Sunday afternoon at 4 at St. John's Episcopal Church.

The play “Lincoln” will be presented Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at Thomas Duncan Community Hall in a benefit performance for the Linden Depot Museum. WBAA’s Jan Simon has this preview.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks to Bill Kissinger, Musical Director of the Lafayette Citizens Band, about the history and activities of the band. They also preview concerts this summer, including the Stars and Stripes Concert.

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently sat down with Beth Hill from the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association and her student Christopher Heern to talk about the Monster Concert, Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette.

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently sat down with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra to talk about the orchestra's "Shredding with the Symphony" concert, Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette.

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently talked to the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's Artistic Director José Valencia, and two graduating seniors from the orchestra, about the next WVYS concert, Sunday evening at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing arts in downtown Lafayette.

The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society will collaborate with Indy Baroque Sunday afternoon at 4 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Lafayette. TCMS Executive Director Margot Marlatt and harpsichordist Tom Gerber from Indy Baroque recently joined WBAA’s Greg Kostraba in our studios for a preview.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Clayton Lein, of the Lafayette Chamber Singers. They’ll discuss the organization’s origins and history, and preview their concert this weekend.

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