Dr. Christian Bernhard II

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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

He has presented at conferences including the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), College Music Society, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and internationally at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, Liszt School of Music in Weimar, Germany, and Nordoff Robbins Center in London, UK.

Dr. Bernhard has published three books. Managing Stress in Music Education and Flourishing in Music Education are solo authored through Routledge Press, while Musicianship: Improvising in Band and Orchestra is co-edited through GIA Publications.

He served for ten years on the editorial boards of Journal of Music Teacher Education and Music Educators Journal and his own research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including College Music Symposium, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Band Research, Contributions to Music Education, 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).