After Graduating from high school in Nome, Alaska and from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a degree in music education, Jonathan McBride went on to teach multiple levels of both band and choir in Alaska for 9 years. Jonathan currently teaches K-12 band, choir, and general music in the small town of Pateros, Washington.
In 2010 Jonathan earned his master’s degree in instrumental conducting from the American Band College, and became a National Board Certified Teacher in Instrument Music. Jonathan is a consistent presenter at Washington’s State Music Education Conference, and his bands have been featured performers at both the Alaska and Washington conferences. In addition to teaching and composing, Jonathan McBride enjoys working as a guest director and adjudicator, and also directs the Okanogan Valley Chorus.
Jonathan’s compositions have been performed by various bands and choirs at honor and mass festivals, as well as regional contests, and are considered favorites for both students and audiences.