By Kristina Webb
Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of Music and Fine Arts has given its church music major a fresh make-over to keep up with modern worship.
Unlike church music, the new worship leadership major gives students the opportunity to learn about worship in a contemporary setting.
Roget Pontbriand is the founding director of popular music at PBA, and designer of the new program.
“Education has to change with the times,” Pontbriand said. “You can’t really teach antiquated practices. You can do that in a classical music program, but you can’t do that with worship. It’s a living, breathing situation.”