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FIU School of Music

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As part of an interdisciplinary college, we offer unique learning experiences within Miami’s only public research university. Students learn from award-winning artist-faculty in accredited programs in the heart of one the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. Music students benefit from working in a conservatory-style atmosphere alongside internationally celebrated performers and composers, scholars, and teachers, who are dedicated to inspiring and mentoring the next generation of music leaders. Our School has educated hundreds of performers, scholars, and music educators, many of whom are now leaders in their respective fields across the state of Florida and around the world.

Housed in the Wertheim Performing Arts Center since 1996, we attract internationally acclaimed musicians and scholars every year to present masterclasses and guest lectures, or to perform side-by-side with our students and faculty artists. The breadth of performance opportunities offered at FIU include orchestral, band, choral, jazz, large and small chamber ensembles, fully-staged operas, and the latest in cutting-edge new music.

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With over 100 performances at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center and in the community, we have something for everyone!

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Every year, internationally acclaimed musicians and scholars come to our School to present masterclasses and guest lectures to our students. All masterclasses are free and open to the public for observation.

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With a number of cutting-edge programs in performance, business, composition, education, and technology, students gain a broad range of skills and experiences through lessons, masterclasses, coachings, networking opportunities, and performance.

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The School of Music faculty is comprised of highly-trained artists and scholars who are nationally and internationally known and respected. They are also superb and dedicated teachers who are committed to student success.

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102, 2019

Music education alumnus Oliver Diez named Teacher of the Year – CARTA News

February 1st, 2019|

Originally posted by Patricia Cárdenas, FIU News In 1999, Oliver Diez ’99, MM ’16 interviewed for the position of music teacher at Palmetto Elementary School — straight out of college. He was notably enthusiastic, sharing a single, seemingly impracticable goal: starting a concert band, a rare feat for an elementary school. “I [...]

2801, 2019

Alumnus Darwin Aquino Returns to FIU for World Premiere – CARTA News

January 28th, 2019|

“My music emerges from the heart of Caribbean rhythms and chants. We are a creative mixture of cultures – an explosion of sounds, colors, and imagination. It has always been my universe, my poetic vision of the world.”   Darwin Aquino (MM ’15, orchestral conducting) returns to FIU this week [...]

2911, 2018

Concerto Competition Winners To Take Center Stage, Earn Full Scholarship – CARTA News

November 29th, 2018|

(Pictured: FIU Concerto Competition Collegiate Winners, L to R: Vanessa Gentzchein and Alejandro Viera) Since 1996, music students have competed for the chance to perform as a soloist with the FIU Symphony Orchestra by winning first prize of the highly competitive annual FIU Concerto Competition each November. Three [...]

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