Dr. Brian McBride is currently on the faculty at Lenoir Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College, and Craven Community College in Eastern, North Carolina. As a professional tubist, his performance experience covers a wide range as a soloist, chamber musician, and performer with many orchestras throughout the nation including the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony, Johnstown Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. McBride maintains an active performing schedule presenting recitals and masterclasses at numerous colleges, universities, and conferences across the country. Recent solo performances include the World Premiere of Michael Goodman’s Pneumatic Funk for solo tuba and Rolf Wilhelm’s Concertino with the 440th U.S. Army Band. McBride has given presentations and recitals at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, Midwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, South East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, Rutgers University, Michigan State University, Kent State University, and Wright State University.
McBride has been a prizewinner of numerous national and international competitions including the 2002 Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition, the 2009 South East Regional Tuba Euphonium Artist Solo Competition, 2011 Midwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Artist Solo Competition, 2011 Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition, as well as the 2012 International Tuba and Euphonium Competition in Linz, Austria. McBride was the recipient of the prestigious Cecil Collins Brass Award from The Manhattan School of Music in 2010 and has been honored for performances with The Manhattan Brass Quintet winning The Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition in both 2009 and 2010.
Dr. McBride holds a Bachelor of Music from East Carolina University, Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University, Post-Graduate Diploma in Orchestral Performance from The Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Rutgers University. Principal teachers include Alan Baer, Craig Knox, Dr. Jeff Jarvis, and Tom McCaslin.