After 19 years in the Goessel (KS) school district, Greg Bontrager is currently teaching high school vocal music in the Buhler (KS) school district.
Greg graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Hesston College in 1986, a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Bethel College in 1988, and a Masters of Music Education from Wichita State University in 1994.
In 1992, he was the first to receive the ACDA outstanding young choral music educator award. In 1996, Greg was a member of a panel discussion on developing quality music programs and recognizing the talents at small schools at the national MENC convention in Kansas City. Since then, he has been an advocate for developing successful music programs in the small school setting. Greg most recently received the 2008-2009 SWKMEA outstanding high school teacher award.
He has been involved as an adjudicator and clinician for elementary, junior, and senior high school choirs, competitions, and festivals. Greg has served as the south central district KMEA choir charman, state KMEA choir chairman, and president of the Kansas Choral Directors Association. He is currently the Vice-President of KCDA.
Greg’s family includes his wife Melody and children Marissa, Shawn, and Seth.