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SBSO expands educational offerings with new Youth Wind Ensemble, assisted by CSUSB professor 

Inland Empire Community News 

Feb. 15, 2022 

The San Bernardino Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (SBSYWE) is a new music education initiative from the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, providing a nurturing and creative environment where young musicians can grow musically and holistically through performance. 

Nicholas Bratcher, director of bands at Cal State San Bernardino, is the orchestra’s youth wind ensemble director. A champion of new wind band works and works by underrepresented composers, Bratcher plans to provide a unique artistic experience to members of the ensemble. 

“I’m very thankful to the San Bernardino Symphony Board for putting their faith in me to helm this endeavor and thrilled to be part of this creative team alongside Maestro Anthony Parnther and Principal Guest Conductor Lesley Leighton,” Bratcher said. 

Read the whole article at “SBSO expands educational offerings with new Youth Wind Ensemble.”

CSUSB professor writes on ‘How we became lonely and disconnected from each other’

Psychology Today 

Feb. 15, 2022 

Anthony Silard, associate professor of public administration, released his second article of a three-part series for “The Art of Living Free” blog on how social media’s influence has adversely affected many of us. 

He wrote, in part, “To reduce our uncertainty—exacerbated by myriad interpretations of everything going on around us shared on social media every second—it is more critical than ever that we sift through the digital morass for true facts to make sense of the world.

Read the whole blog at “How we became lonely and disconnected from each other.”

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