School of Music & Fine Arts

Instrument Performance, B.Mus.

You perform in your school band, an ensemble or have been taking music lessons with a private instructor. You want to continue practicing your instrument, and have aspirations of becoming a professional performer or instructor. The major in instrument performance at in the School of Music and Fine Arts will adequately and efficiently provide the education and experience to help you reach your goals. With diverse and stimulating coursework in areas such as solo instrumental literature and instrumental teaching, taught with a Christian perspective, you will be a standout in a competitive field.

Your Courses & Classes

Your Experience

At PBA, you'll:

  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 18.
  • Hone your performance skills through a variety of opportunities, from PBA choirs to ensembles.
  • Experience an arts education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in a weekly forum for student performances.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through internships and experiences with professional musicians.
  • Learn aspects of instrumental teaching involving individual instruments in the applied music setting.
  • Graduate with a true understanding and appreciation of music. 

Your Faculty

Students in Palm Beach Atlantic’s music department will learn from seasoned professionals in the elegant Vera Lea Rinker Hall and through private instruction and a variety of performance opportunities. For example, you’ll learn from a faculty member who earned a master’s degree at The Juilliard School and has performed with orchestras at the Music Academy of the West, Princeton University, University of Miami and the Miami Pops. Also, a faculty member who has performed as a soloist throughout Central and South America and served as principal second violin with the National Chamber Players.

Your Opportunities

While a student at PBA, you can participate in events like the International Piano Festival where you can interact with world-renowned musicians and performers. You also have the opportunity to join groups such as the PBA Concert Choir, Symphonic Band or Pop-rock Lab Ensemble.

Upon graduation, you have the option of continuing to graduate school to further develop your skills, or begin working professionally. With a degree in Instrumental Performance you can become a:

  • Member of a symphony orchestra
  • Church musician
  • Soloist or chamber musician
  • Private teacher
  • Studio musician for television or film