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Department of Performing Arts

Reaching the World from the Stage

About the Performing Arts Department

Sharpen your craft. Pursue your passion.

Take your education far beyond the classroom with countless performance opportunities. You’ll gain essential onstage experience and be prepared to achieve your dreams alongside highly dedicated and talented performers.

The performing arts department at Pensacola Christian College fosters excellence and will enhance your natural ability in either music or performance studies.

You’ll attend practical, technique-based classes and take private lessons, learning directly from faculty with years of speech or music experience. And whether you’re called to a ministry or to perform onstage at Carnegie Hall, you’ll have the training to inspire and captivate any audience.

Performing Arts Graduate Programs

If you’re looking to deepen your skills and gain even more performing experience, consider pursuing a Master of Arts in Music or a Master of Fine Arts in Dramatics—the highest postgraduate performance degree you can receive. The master’s program at PCC will stretch you as a performer and prepare you for a bright future in theater, music, or even education. Start your master’s in music or dramatics today!

Meet the Dean of Visual and Performing Arts
Dr. Amy Bombard

Dr. Amy Bombard

B.A., M.S., D.M.A, Pensacola Christian College
Doctoral study: University of Iowa

The Division of Visual and Performing Arts comprises the visual arts and performing arts departments, both of which offer undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Performing Arts Quick Facts


Recital, concert, Dramatic Production, and Fine Arts performances on campus last year (2022–2023)


Musical performance student groups


Students involved in performing groups and productions each semester


Number of practice and performing hours per week for music majors

Dr. Jonathon McIntyre
Dr. Jonathan McIntyre B.A., M.A., Pensacola Christian College
D.M., Florida State University

A Word from the Chair of Performing Arts

The Performing Arts department at PCC is a vibrant community of students and faculty who are passionate about using their talents to communicate with others. Whether God has called to you teach, serve in Christian ministry, or pursue a performance career, you’ll find the right degree program to meet your needs at PCC!

Our talented and caring faculty will meet you where you are and teach you the skills needed to flourish in your craft. Each of our programs begins with a solid foundation in technique and theory, then continues with a study of history and literature in your field of interest. If you’re studying music at PCC, you’ll grow in your creative skills through classes like Choral Writing and Arranging and Orchestration. If speech is your passion, you’ll enjoy creative classes like Stagecraft and Scriptwriting. Students in both music and speech programs will learn and apply principles of directing, allowing you to share your vision with others and work together to bring it to life.

PCC offers students an exciting variety of performance opportunities, solo to ensemble, in venues large and small. You’ll have fun with your castmates and ensemble partners, and together you’ll enjoy the results of diligent preparation through memorable and meaningful performances. Our students forge life-long friendships and create an atmosphere of mutual support, respect, and teamwork.

Through your training at PCC, you’ll learn to pursue excellence, finding fulfillment as you honor the Lord. When you graduate, you’ll be poised to influence the world for Christ. Whether in a ministry field, as an educator, in performance, or pursuing further study, you will find yourself equipped for success from your time at PCC!

Dr. Jonathan McIntyre

Chair of Performing Arts Department

Performing Arts Department News

Chamber Ensemble Sing at Carnegie Hall

On November 28, Chamber Ensemble, a student choir of Pensacola Christian College, joined Distinguished Concerts International New York to perform in Hope and Dreams in Carnegie Hall, where they sang Requiem, an eight-movement work written and conducted by Heather Sorenson.

Performing Arts Success Stories

Martin Palacios
Music Teacher and Freelance Musician

Martin Palacios (Music-Instrumental ’11, M.A. ’13) lives his passion as a music teacher and freelance musician. His undergrad and graduate classes fully prepared him to teach and inspire his students’ creativity.

Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxanne

Fine Arts Series:

Shine Onstage or Enjoy the Show

Twice a semester, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in Fine Arts Series, a PCC tradition well-loved by both performers and audience members. Alternating between musical performances and theater productions, Fine Arts is a time for you to both benefit from the immense talent present on campus and welcome high-quality performers from all over the world.

Whether you’re acting onstage, performing with the orchestra, or appreciating culture from the audience, you’ll gain invaluable performance experience.

Discover the Fine Arts experience

Performing Arts Department Verse

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

Performing Arts Department Verse

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16