The Music performance faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic is as fine a faculty as one could find at any conservatory or major university. Headliners like Marilyn Mims (voice), Karen Dixon (flute), Jacob DiEdwardo (horn), Marlene Woodward-Cooper (Piano), Patrick Clifford (violin), Mark Aliapoulios (voice) and Dennis Hayslett (clarinet and saxophone) command attention in national and international circles. Their teaching expertise is honed and engaging. PBA is creating a Master of Music Program in Performance to put graduates in positions to achieve successfully in the performance world.
Students will have the opportunity to learn how to become outstanding performers on the stage, in the recital hall, in symphony ranks, and in elite chamber music ensembles. Pedagogy and literature will also be addressed as students prepare for a lifetime of activity in the performance world.
A successful graduate of this program will demonstrate the ability to perform a 60-minute graduate-level recital that reflects professional technique as well as the ability to interpret musical works from a historical and cultural perspective. In additional, he or she will have the ability to collaborate with fellow musicians and gain private studio teaching skills appropriate for employment as a university instructor.
With Palm Beach Atlantic's Vera Lea Rinker Hall, its intimate Helen K. Persson Recital Hall, and its acoustically-perfect DeSantis Family Chapel, performance venues are elegant and rewarding. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is but five blocks west of campus where, among others, the following world-class performers will appear in 2017-18: Zubin Mehta, Renee Fleming, Wynton Marsalis, Cameron Carpenter, Pinchas Zukerman, Ricardo Muti, Itzhak Perlman, Audra McDonald, and Joshua Bell. When needing a break, the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean are but five blocks east of campus.
After graduation, students will have life-long mentors to assist them in assessing the opportunities before them once they seek to stake their claim in the arts communities of the world. Come be a part of this degree already accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Applications will be received in January 2018 for start in fall 2018-19.