Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff Directory

Michael Scott McBride, D.M.

Title/s:  Instructor of Voice, Music Director for Theatre

Office #:  Mundelein 176

Phone: 773.508.7510

Email: mmcbride2@luc.edu


Dr. Michael McBride is a Jeff Award-winning music director, internationally-performed composer, performer, and educator.

Credits include Big Fish (Boho Theatre, Jeff Award); Billy Elliot (Music Theatre Works); Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Robber Bridegroom, Jesus Christ Superstar, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Pippin, What a Wonderful World (workshop), Man of La Mancha, Mamma Mia, Into The Woods, The Little Mermaid (Timber Lake Playhouse); The Boys and the Nuns (composer & MD), Fun Home, Violet, Cabaret, Tintypes, She Loves Me, Spring Awakening, Hot Mikado, Urinetown, Into the Woods (Loyola University Chicago); PorchlightPalooza, Broadway by the Decade (Porchlight Music Theatre), The Christmas Foundling (composer & MD; Pride Arts Center); Footloose (Wallace Bowl); The Drake Hotel holiday programming, and The Cabaret Project in Chicago, St. Louis, and Lake Geneva. He is proud to be music director at A Church 4 Me MCC in Chicago.

He has been a guest artist at Northwestern University and is also the Area Supervisor of Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Music History at North Park University.


D.M. Composition, Northwestern University
M.M. Composition, Northwestern University
B.M. Piano Performance and Composition, Wheaton College


  • Halvorsen Composition Award
  • Conservatory Faculty Endowed Scholarship
  • Scholastic Honor Society Membership and Scholarship
  • Three Best Soundtrack Awards at the annual Wheaton College Film Festival