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.
As a student in PBA’s music department, you may choose from the following programs:
At PBA, you’ll:
|PBA had a hand in the success of the Christian rock group Casting Crowns. The Grammy- and Dove award-winning group was “discovered” after it swept PBA’s first Gospel Music Association’s On Campus Spotlight & Song Competition. The event is the Christian music industry’s official talent competition. Casting Crowns was then signed to Beach Street Records by Mark Miller, lead singer for Sawyer Brown.|
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.
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.
You’ll have fun and enhance your music studies through performing with the:
Events like the International Piano Festival make it possible for you to interact with world-renowned musicians and performers.
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!”
-- Dr. Lloyd Mims, Dean, School of Music and Fine Arts