Christopher McBride (instructor, counselor) is the general music teacher for Harvey School District 152 in Harvey, Illinois, and a performing musician in Chicago and around the Midwest. He graduated from NIU in 2008 with a degree in music education. He is in demand as a musician and clinician, performing and teaching in Illinois, St. Louis and various states throughout the country. In addition, he has performed in Ireland, England, Scotland, China, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, and Spain. He has played with musical greats, including Billy Preston, Antonio Hart, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Gerald Wilson, Percy Gray, Melton Mustafa, 88 Keys, Corey Wilkes and Roy Hargrove. He has taught at the NIU Jazz Camp for a number of years.