Robert B. Dundas
Robert B. Dundas is currently serving as the director of Florida International University School of Music. He sang leading tenor roles in opera houses in Germany for many years in addition to other regional opera companies including the Florida Grand Opera. He has also directed professional opera productions in the U.S. and Europe and has performed with nearly every major orchestra in the U.S.
Karen S. Fuller-Veloz
Associate Director, Artistic Director and Undergraduate Program Director
Karen S. Fuller-Veloz is an accomplished educator, concert producer, arts administrator and artist manager. Prior to her current position as coordinator of the Music Business Program in the School of Music, she worked for Pace Theatrical Group/National Broadway Touring Circuit and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts producing touring shows and educational outreach productions. Most recently, she was the Associate Dean of Advancement for the FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts. Professor Fuller has presented papers in major national and international conferences.
After violin studies with Kenneth Sarch, Sarah Scriven, and Roman Totenberg, Joel Galand matriculated at Yale University, where he earned the B.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees. He is Associate Professor of Music Theory, Graduate Program Director, and Assistant Chair for Academic Affairs in the School of Music at Florida International University.
Meet our Team
Elizabeth Reyes serves as the Coordinator of Administrative Services for the School of Music. She oversees and facilitates key operational activities for the Director and the School of Music and manages the overall office operations. Before her current position, she worked at the University of Miami for over 20 years in various departments including music. She earned her Bachelor in Business Administration at U.M. in August of 2010 and is on track to complete her Master in Public Administration in May 2019. She is originally from New Jersey but has lived South Florida for most of her life.
Originally from Venezuela, Barbara Mosquera studied double bass under the tutelage of Maestro Luis Gomez-Imbert at Florida International University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and has worked as a coordinator for Musicall, a non-profit youth orchestra. Before coming to the School of Music, she worked at FIU’s Disability Resource Center and at the Miami International Academy of Bass as social media director.
Gerry Suarez earned a B.A. in English and an MM in Performing Arts Management from FIU. He has been working at FIU since 2007 and was first hired by Undergraduate Admissions as an admissions counselor and recruiter. He has also worked for OneStop Enrolment Services and Transfer and Transition Services before finding his home in the College of Architecture and the Arts where he is currently the advisor for the School of Music and the Department of Theatre.
Yusimay Lorenzo Gonzalez is currently serving as a financial analyst at the School of Music. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from FIU and will soon finish her CMBA in International Business. Originally from Habana, Cuba, she started her FIU career as a fiscal assistant at FIU Facilities Management, where she was the billing specialist for Maximo Work Management. Then, she worked as an Accounting Specialist at the Office of Business Services before moving into her new role where she expects to bring her professionalism and skills sets to the School of Music.
Michelle Vires serves as the marketing coordinator for the School of Music where she supports print, online, and radio marketing campaigns and creates all publicity materials including press releases, flyers, brochures, and ads. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, she brings with her experience in higher education and years of overseeing and designing musician press kits as a freelance manager.
Nathalie Brenner is serving as the senior special events manager at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center. She is responsible for managing all special events produced by the School of Music and Department of Theatre as well as serving as the logistical planner and on-site lead for external clients.
Since starting his career in show business more than 30 years ago as a classical music stage manager, Paul Steinsland has worked as an audio engineer and technical director in his native Canada and abroad in the cruise industry. In 2012, after settling in Miami, he earned his BA in Department of Theatre at FIU where he served as the sound engineer. Paul’s theatrical work in Miami has included sound designs for New Theatre, Main Street Players, and What If Works.
Shelly’s family moved to the Homestead Air Force Base from Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1974. Before her current position, she worked for the University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering as the senior staff assistant for 16 years. As the Program Assistant for the Director of Bands at FIU, she assists with matters concerning budget, purchasing, travel, scholarships, and the hiring and supervising of student staff.