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The School of Music & Fine Arts

The School of Music & Fine Arts provides exceptional instruction and opportunities to express your talents—whether it’s on a stage, in a studio, behind an instrument,  in front of a microphone or an easel.

Music Department 

Discover your calling through Palm Beach Atlantic University's Music Department. 

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Dance Department 

Discover your calling through Palm Beach Atlantic University's Dance Department. 

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Art      Department 

Discover your calling through Palm Beach Atlantic University's Art  Department.

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Our Music & Fine Arts Programs 

We also offer the following minors:

Why Palm Beach Atlantic University?

As a student in the School of Music & Fine Arts, you’ll be part of a vibrant community of talented performers and artists. You can enhance your knowledge and skills through master classes taught by highly-regarded professionals and through international festivals on campus. And you’ll inspire, and be inspired, daily by the talents and potential of your fellow students. 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 co-curricular opportunities
  • Enjoy a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 17
  • Engage in hands-on learning through internships and experiences with professional musicians
  • Graduate with a true understanding and appreciation of music
Dance students

Own Your Experience

The School of Music & Fine Arts at PBA offers a distinctive learning experience designed to set graduates apart and launch amazing careers. We’re one of just three schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to offer a major in dance. You’ll be able to take part in more than a dozen vocal, choral and instrumental groups. Dance majors can participate in several dance concerts, showcases and productions each year, from classical to contemporary. And you’ll enjoy our Annual International Piano Festival, as well as performances at the internationally known Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, which is within easy walking distance of campus.
Art students

Learn From the Best

You’ll be mentored by acclaimed professionals and performers whose talents have taken them to impressive heights in their industries. One faculty member has artwork on display in the permanent collection of the South Carolina State Museum of Art. Another has performed with musicians Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole and Jon Secada. Yet another was chosen by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join The American Ballet Theatre, with which she performed for eight years. And don't forget, a Grammy-Award winning Metropolitan Opera leading lady (retired).
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Your Facilities

You’ll learn in the elegant Vera Lea Rinker Hall, featuring the 160-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.
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Launching Brighter Futures

Graduates of the School of Music & Fine Arts discover oceans of exciting opportunities, locally in Palm Beach County and around the country in major metropolitan areas such as Chicago and Boston. Our programs of study, performance and production opportunities and location in the heart of West Palm Beach will provide the ideal preparation for you to sharpen your skills and hone your craft. You’ll find our graduates at places such as:
  • Walt Disney World
  • Palm Beach Christian Academy
  • Hope Maui Chapel
  • Inkling Creative
  • E.P.
Young dance students

Preparatory Department 

The Preparatory Department provides opportunities for a large group of children both in public and private schools as well as homeschoolers to be involved in music instruction in our facility each week. Private lessons and classes are offered as well as performance opportunities in string instruments, piano, voice, harp, and select other areas.
Kravis Center


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Competitive Costs. Exceptional Outcomes. Unmatched Value.



PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year.


Financial Aid

97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid.


Debt Free

One-third of a recent PBA class had absolutely no debt upon graduation.