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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 of Pensacola Christian College, both of which offer undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Performing Arts Quick Facts

100+

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

20+

Musical performance student groups

400+

Students involved in performing groups and productions each semester

20+

Number of practice and performing hours per week for music majors

Meet the Chair of Performing Arts

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

Performing Arts Department News

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Dramatic Production’s M’Liss, My Western Miss

Imagine staging a play as a romantic comedy murder mystery. Now imagine doing so while earning college credit. Instead of taking tests at a desk, students in the speech class Fundamentals of Dramatic Production (SP 308) applied skills in directing, makeup and hair design, costume and set design, and more when they mounted M’Liss, My Western Miss.

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