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Greetings good people! You've stumbled upon the personal webpage of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).  The main purpose for this site is to save the existence of a small number of trees that would have otherwise been converted into an academic portfolio. There are even upcoming events and current endeavors below for those who wish to know.


Feel free to browse around, and welcome to my site! I am available for virtual and in-person clinics and workshops and can be contacted via the "Contact Me" option.

CSUSB Symphonic Band Concert: "Cosmos"
Berkmar Marching Invitational


Panel: Fascism in Race and Education


I have completed my doctoral dissertation at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA)! The topic is "Fraternal Music Organizations and their Impact on Student Leadership in College Bands". My goal for this study is to give college band directors further insight and to help quantify the impact of these organizations within respective band programs. Click the link below to view a PDF.


Earlier in August 2018, I traveled to London to research the music of African-British composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The goal is to transcribe Coleridge-Taylor's "African Suite, Op.35" for Wind Ensemble. The performance of movement 4, "Danse Negre", is set for Spring 2019. 

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