School of Music & Fine Arts


You delight in making “a joyful noise unto the Lord.” You want to bring your passion and commitment to music to life — in your studies and beyond. As a student in PBA’s music department, you can do just that — and more.

Your Experience

At PBA you'll:

  • Benefit from a program that’s accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to teach music in schools, churches or recreational programs
  • Take your musical skills to the next level through private instruction each week
  • 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
  • Develop a perspective to your musical endeavors through Christ-centered service projects and cocurricular opportunities
  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 19
  • Engage in hands-on learning through internships and experiences with professional musicians
  • Enhance your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations
  • Graduate with a true understanding and appreciation of music


Your Facilities

You’ll learn in the elegant Vera Lea Rinker Hall, featuring the 159-seat Helen K. Persson Recital Hall with acoustics that rival the best Italian opera houses. The facility also houses the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, which is large enough for full symphony orchestra and symphonic band rehearsals, and the Percussion Studio. You’ll have access to a smaller ensemble rehearsal room, a computer/piano lab with 13 workstations, three composition labs, 15 soundproof practice rooms with “smart music” hookups and the most advanced software and technology.

Your Faculty

You’ll learn from seasoned performers, including 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. Another 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.

Speaking of PBA...

“PBA can help you hone your skills or just enjoy your passion. Whatever it is you want to pursue, we have a place for you: classes, ensembles, concerts, private lessons and more. Check out the School of Music & Fine Arts and envision your place in it!”
-- Dean of the School of Music and Fine Arts Dr. Lloyd Mims