Academic Opportunities

Future Academic Opportunities

Fall 2019 

A Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA/PBAU) student develops his music skills with a talented music professor.

Master of Music in Performance

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. 

Applications will be received in January 2019 for start in fall 2019-20. 

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