FIU / CARTA Corona Virus Updates and Re-Population Guidelines

Fall 2020 semester: What you need to know LEARN MORE   READ MORE  Alumnus Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester ’03 and Wilner Baptiste
of duo Black Violin receive Grammy nomination for
"Best Contemporary Instrumental Album"
LEARN MORE  Our students and faculty collaborated with
Sings for Hope Pianos to uplift and engage
the community by bringing pianos to the polls!
LEARN MORE  TUNE IN LIVE! TUESDAYS 11AM -12PM, 88.9FM WDNA LEARN MORE  School of Music's Orlando Jacinto Garcia honored
with distinguished university professor award
Alumnus wins Emmy, gets Oscar nod for his scores LEARN MORE   Future of performing arts careers looks bright post-pandemic LEARN MORE   Wertheims Make $10M Naming Gift LEARN MORE   Future of performing arts careers looks bright post-pandemic LEARN MORE  
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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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Registration is open! The Panther Summer Music Camp offers aspiring musicians at all levels, an opportunity to work with top professionals in a non-competitive environment this July 22 – August 2, 2019!

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FIU Music Hour, ran by music students, takes place every Tuesday, 11am – 12pm, as a live performance and broadcast in the WDNA Jazz Gallery.  The program features FIU School of Music students, faculty, alumni and friends.

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The Crossing Boundaries Distinguished Lecture Series strives to connect the university and the South Florida community with scholars and outstanding people in the arts discussing their experience and relationship with music.

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School of Music News

1510, 2020

School of Music’s Orlando Garcia honored with Distinguished University Professor award

October 15th, 2020|

From an early age, FIU School of Music’s composition professor, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, has had a passion for music. Now, this passion has led him to numerous achievements. As a composer with more than 200 musical works under his belt spanning across a 20-year career, FIU has awarded [...]

1208, 2020

COVID-19 training and guidelines for the upcoming semester – CARTA News

August 12th, 2020|

As the start of the fall term approaches, the university has implemented new procedures and guidelines to keep Panthers safe. Read on to learn about the student-specific updates coming to FIU and the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts this fall.    Panthers Protecting Panthers   Panthers Protecting Panthers is FIU’s repopulation plan for [...]

3107, 2020

From Dean Brian Schriner – CARTA News

July 31st, 2020|

Dear FIU CARTA graduating class of Summer 2020, As we move forward in this time of uncertainty, I want to congratulate you on successfully completing this semester and your college career while overcoming the challenges presented to you. The 2019-2020 academic year has yielded many points of pride and has [...]

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