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Dr. Nicholas McBride

Associate Professor of Choral Music Educationheadshot

ext: 2762

Music Building 213

Ed.D., Music & Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Ed.M., Music & Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
M.M., Choral Conducting and Music Education, Northwestern University
B.M., Music Education, Westminster Choir College

Dr. Nicholas McBride maintains an active career as a music teacher-educator, researcher, and conductor. He is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at The College of New Jersey, where his recent active courses are:

  • MUS 130/170: College Choir
  • MUS 241: Introduction to Music Education
  • MUS 270: Fostering Community & Human Connection in the Music Classroom
  • MUS 392: Contemporary Issues in Music Education
  • MUS 397: Music Education 7-12 Practicum: Choral
  • MUS 490: Student Teaching Supervision
  • MUS 492: Student Teaching Seminar

In addition, he has advised Masters Theses and taught graduate History & Philosophy of Music Education at Westminster Choir College, The University of Delaware, and Rutgers University. Formerly, he served as Assistant Professor of Music Education at Westminster Choir College where, at the age of 25, he became the youngest full-time faculty member in the history of the college. Dr. McBride’s research interests include LGBTQ+ and Gender issues in Music Education, Music Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, and Empathic & Inclusive Curricula in Music Education. His research appears in The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Music Education Research, Visions of Research in Music Education, and the Music Educators Journal. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of General Music Education and Visions of Research in Music Education. He has authored chapters and contributed to Narratives and Reflections in Music Education: Listening to Voices Seldom Heard, Music Education on the Verge: Stories of Pandemic Teaching and Transformative Change, Planning Instruction in the MusicTeaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Choir, and is currently co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Gender & Queer Studies in Music Education. Dr. McBride has presented at numerous International & National Research Conferences, including the International Society for Music Education Conference, The NAfME Research & Teacher Education Conference, The Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium, The American Choral Directors Association National Conference, The Symposium on Research in Choral Singing, and The Narrative Inquiry in Music Education Conference. Dr. McBride is the winner of the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from the Council of Research in Music Education. McBride is in frequent demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for elementary, middle, and high school choirs. He has presented internationally on choral conducting and general music teaching techniques, and has conducted choirs and various music ensembles in Austria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Prior to teaching at the collegiate level, Dr. McBride taught Middle and High School Choir and General Music for nearly a decade in the New Jersey Public Schools, where his choirs performed regularly on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and with the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra at the Kimmel Center. He earned doctoral and masters degrees in Music Education from Teachers College-Columbia University, his dual masters with honors in Choral Conducting and Music Education from Northwestern University, and his Bachelor of Music Education from Westminster Choir College.