Whether your focus is music, theatre, or dance, you will find the quality of education and support you receive at Pensacola State are top notch. Smaller class sizes allow for more personal instruction, and students receive many opportunities to perform on stage in front of both intimate and large audiences. As part of a cast or ensemble, you will spend time with peers who have the same goals and interests. Give us a call today and let us show you what Pensacola States Performing Arts Department can do for you!
Choose Your Showcase
Several thousand students have studied, rehearsed, and performed at Pensacola State College since the Performing Arts Department was formed in 1957.
Pensacola State College's music and theatre graduates can be seen in Broadway plays, Hollywood productions, recording studios, directing church choirs, and teaching college, high school and middle school students.
Whether you enjoy the spotlight or performing behind the scenes, you can choose the best area to showcase your talents:
Pensacola State College Theatre - presents one musical and two plays per year
Pensacola State College Student Directed One Acts – presented as the course final
SHOW – Summer High School Onstage Workshop – an award winning program created for high school students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in a full-scale musical production.
Pensacola State College Concert Chorale & Jazz Choir - performs four to five concerts per year
Pensacola State College Wind and Jazz Ensemble – performs four to five concerts per year
Pensacola State College Guitar, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Ensembles – perform several times per year
Pensacola State College Student Recital – presented four times per semester to allow individual performance
Runge String Orchestra – jointly sponsored by Pensacola State College and University of West Florida, presents two concerts per year
Pensacola Guitar Chamber Orchestra – presents a spring recital
go to Pensacola Guitar Orchestra site
Pensacola Civic Band – presents eight concerts per year, and is an adult organization sponsored by Pensacola State College
go to Pensacola Civic
The Choral Society of Pensacola – presents four concerts per year and is an adult organization sponsored by Pensacola State College
go to Choral
Society of Pensacola site
A number of scholarships are available for students seeking a degree in the Music and Theatre programs. For more information regarding auditions and scholarships, please call the Performing Arts department at 484.1800.
Pensacola State College Music Academy
Private instrumental and vocal lessons through Pensacola State College's Continuing