School of Music
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

Piano

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A Degree in Piano Performance

The Bachelor and Master of Music programs in Piano Performance are designed to develop the necessary multifaceted skills demanded by today’s music profession. Versatility is achieved through the exploration of a varied solo-concerto repertoire encompassing major–as well as less known–works from the four major stylistic periods and the cultivation of an active collaborative experience through accompanying and multiple ensemble participation (Choir, Chamber Music, Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Collegium and New Music Ensemble).

An integral component of the program is the commitment to provide students with various performance opportunities in theme-oriented programs offered at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall and at different venues throughout the South Florida area as community outreach activities. Off-campus venues have included the Miami Art Museum (MAM), the Bass Museum in Miami Beach, the Coral Gables Museum, the Kossuth Hungarian Center, and the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus among others. FIU possesses two Steinway Model D concert pianos in the Wertheim Concert Hall.

B.M. in Piano Performance

All Piano Performance Majors and Principals are required to perform an audition for acceptance into the piano program. The results of this audition will determine the specific entry level in applied music and scholarship recommendation. All works are to be performed from memory. Personal or videotaped auditions accepted from non-residents of the Tri-County South Florida area (Miami-Dade, Broward, West Palm Beach counties). Video must show the performers’ hands, arms and upper torso, including the head. All students seeking admission to the School of Music must audition on an instrument/voice, including freshmen and transfer students. This includes prospective majors and minors in music. 

Audition Requirements

Audition Dates

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

Dr. Jose Lopez

(305) 348-3697

lopezjr@fiu.edu

WPAC 147C

 

M.M. in Piano Performance

The Master of Music program in Piano Performance provide students with multiple opportunities to acquire a varied repertoire representing the major stylistic periods in an effort to prepare them for the exigencies of the professional field, including the American Guild of Organists (AGO) Organ Certification. Performance opportunities include participation in large ensembles (Symphony Orchestra, Choirs, Collegium) and chamber music. Regular recitals given by members of the American Guild of Organists and guest performers enable students to participate in master classes throughout the year.

Audition Requirements

Audition Dates

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Keyboard Studies


Dr. José Lopez

(305) 348-3697

lopezjr@fiu.edu

WPAC 147C

 

 

South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society

The FIU School of Music is one of 16 institutions in the United States that host a chapter of The American Liszt Society. Performance opportunities include the annual concerts of the Liszt Festival as well as numerous recitals and master classes given by guests, including Liszt chapter presidents from around the US.

Founded by David Kushner, Fernando Laires, and Charles Lee, The American Liszt Society was incorporated in 1964. The purpose of the Society is to promote scholarship and general understanding of the full creative and historical significance of Franz Liszt on the education and development of both the composition and performance of music throughout the Western World. Each year ALS festivals have presented member talent and outstanding guests celebrating Liszt, his influence, and his ideals.

Throughout its history the Society has endeavored to bring the ideals and philosophy of Liszt into the contemporary setting to aid and to serve colleagues and to promote high standards. The membership has been comprised primarily of musicians, but members have come and continue to come from scores of other professions (for example, medicine, business, journalism, etc.). As Liszt “hurled his lance into the future,” the Society strives to perpetuate and more fully to understand Liszt’s contribution and special message.