Assistant Professor of Music
Michael Bartnik recently joined the faculty at Nicholls State University as Assistant Professor of Music where he teaches woodwinds. Previously, Dr. Bartnik was the instructor of clarinet at Ouachita Baptist University as well as having taught fine arts and class piano at Northwestern State University. He is currently second clarinet with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. His previous posts include principal clarinet with the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Round Rock Symphony, Acadiana Symphony and the Franco-American Vocal Academy. Dr. Bartnik’s other performances have included National Broadway tours with the shows Wicked and Little House on the Prairie.
Dr. Bartnik has performed extensively in concert halls throughout much of the United States and Europe. Some notable performance venues include Cadogan Hall in London, England, the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA. He received a fellowship to study at the Aspen Music Festival and has also participated in the Sarasota Music Festival, Texas Music Festival and Idyllwild Music Festival. His principal teachers include Nathan Williams, Ixi Chen and Bruce Bullock.
B.M.E. Northwestern State University; M.M. College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati; D.M.A. University of Texas at Austin
MUS 105–Music Appreciation
MUS 292–Instrumental Ensemble
MUS 320–History of Rock and Roll
MUS 407–World Music
MUS 161, 162, 171, 172, 271, 272, 371, 372, 400, 471, 472
292 Talbot Hall