May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Instrument Performance, B.MUS.

Location(s): West Palm Beach Campus (Day)

120 Credit Hours

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

1. Students present confident public performances that demonstrate acceptable technique, secure intonation, stylistic expression, and interpretive musicianship.

2. Develop future private teachers who possess the appropriate skills to teach a particular instrument effectively.

Graduation Requirements

Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .

NOTE: Students must earn 33 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. 

Visit this program’s information page  for additional program-specific requirements.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

Music majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  as set out in the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Program . The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Fine Arts, Global Studies, and Science requirements are fulfilled through other courses in this major. Only 35 of the 43 credit hours of the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) program will still be required for the completion of this program.

Instrument Performance Major - 82 Credit Hours

Music Core - 17 Credit Hours

The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Fine Arts requirement is fulfilled through any 2 credit hours of MUS courses below.

Performance Requirements - 34 Credit Hours

  • Instrument Major (14 Credit Hours)
  • Class Piano or Applied Secondary Area (4 Credit Hours, minimum) Continuous piano study required until the piano proficiency exam is passed.
  • PBA Symphony or Symphonic Band (8 Credit Hours)
  • Chamber Ensemble (8 Credit Hours minimum) In addition to PBA Symphony or PBA Symphonic Band, all Instrument Performance majors are required to take an appropriate chamber ensemble each semester.

Elective Music Courses - 6 Credit Hours

Six credit hours of MUS courses are required. Ensembles may not be used to fulfill elective course requirements.

Additional Required Credit Hours - 3 Credit Hours

These additional hours may be fulfilled by a minor, second major, general electives taken concurrently, previous coursework taken at PBA or through transfer credits.