Nick McBride

As associate professor and coordinator of Music Education at The College of New Jersey, Nick McBride teaches various undergraduate courses in Music Education, supervises senior-level student teachers and coordinates the Music Education degree program. In addition, he has advised master’s and doctoral theses and taught graduate education courses at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey; University of Delaware, Newark; Rutgers University, New Jersey; Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey; University of the Arts; and Boston University. 

McBride’s research interests include LGBTQIA+ and gender issues in music education, queer pedagogies and curricula, music teacher education, teacher evaluation, and empathic learning processes in music education. He is founder and principal conductor of the This is Me National Choral Festival for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies at Lincoln Center (2023) and Carnegie Hall (2025) and a Human Rights Campaign Welcoming Schools national facilitator.

McBride’s research appears in The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, The Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Education Research, Visions of Research in Music Education and the Music Educators Journal. He has also 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 Music and Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Choir and is co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Queer & Gender Research in Music Education

In addition, McBride serves as the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) Gender & Sexuality SRIG (Special Research Interest Group) chair. He has presented at numerous international and national research conferences, including the American Educational Research Association, 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. McBride also serves on the editorial boards of the The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, the Journal of General Music Education and Visions of Research in Music Education.

He earned Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Music Education from Teachers College-Columbia University, New York; his dual Masters degrees with honors in Choral Conducting and Music Education from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; and his Bachelor of Music Education from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey.


Dr. Nick McBride, Artistic Director
Dr. Brandon Williams, Guest Conductor/Composer

This performance at Lincoln Center is a festival chorus specifically celebrating LGBTQIA+ and gender-expansive students and allies. This collaboration will provide a welcoming, open, and safe space to make music together and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community through music education. Choirs will collaborate on a program of shorter works led by artistic director Dr. Nick McBride (The College of New Jersey) and guest conductor/composer Dr. Brandon Williams (Rutgers University) in rehearsals and a final performance at the acclaimed Lincoln Center. Ensembles may customize their New York City experience with several package options. Non-performers have the opportunity to join the residency and enjoy their own New York City experience. For ensembles interested in solo time on stage, a Spotlight performance is also available. Ask us how! Optional packages are available to accommodate your transportation, sightseeing, and dining needs. This is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your singers!