Dr. Christian Bernhard II

Dr. Christian Bernhard II

Dr. Christian Bernhard II


Music Education

Mason Hall 3174



Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Bernhard holds degrees in music performance and education from The Peabody Conservatory of Music, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and taught band and orchestra in the public schools of Raleigh, North Carolina.

He has presented at conferences including The National Association for Music Education, College Music Society, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and internationally at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, the Liszt School of Music in Weimar, Germany, and the Nordoff Robbins Center in London, UK. He authored the Routledge book, Managing Stress in Music Education, co-edited the GIA book, Musicianship: Improvising in Band and Orchestra, and served for ten years on the editorial boards of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and Music Educators Journal. Dr. Bernhard's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including College Music Symposium, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Band Research, and International Journal of Music Education.

Office Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
by appointment

Teaching Interests

Instrumental music methods and rehearsal techniques; music education history, philosophy, psychology, assessment, and curriculum.

Research Interests

Singing and improvisation in instrumental music education; Alleviation of stress and burnout among music teachers.

Awards and Honors

  • Hagan Young Scholar Artist Award, SUNY Fredonia (2014).
  • Poummit Faculty Recognition Award, SUNY Fredonia School of Music (2007).