Nicholls State University


Dr. Michael Bartnik

Title: Department Head, Associate Professor of Music
Department: Music
Office Phone: 985-448-4601
Office Location: 292 Talbot Hall


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 100: Recital
MUS 240: Music Literature
MUS 300: Recital
MUS 326: History of Hip Hop
MUS 320: History of Rock and Roll

PERFORMANCE COURSES: MUS 161, 162, 171, 172, 271, 272, 371, 372, 400, 471, 472


Dr. Michael Bartnik joined the faculty at Nicholls State University in 2011 as the Assistant Professor of Woodwinds. Prior to Nicholls State, Michael Bartnik was the Instructor of Clarinet at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Dr. Michael Bartnik is committed to teaching and training the next generation of musicians and teaches master classes in the United States and abroad.


As an active soloist and chamber musician, Michael Bartnik has performed extensively in concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. Since 2009, he has been the 2nd Clarinet with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and is featured on a chamber recording under the Sono Luminous label. He previously held positions with the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Round Rock Symphony, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, and the Franco-American Vocal Academy (Perigeaux, France). Michael Bartnik has also performed on the National Broadway tours of Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, and Little House on the Prairie; at the International Clarinet Association conventions in 2010 and 2014; and in a recital series throughout Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Some of Dr. Bartnik’s favorite venues include include Cadogan Hall in London, England; the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX; and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA.

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