Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts

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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 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.

Concerts and Masterclasses


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


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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Prospective Students


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.


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.


We will provide support to help you achieve your educational aspirations while successfully managing your finances. Get some helpful links, tips, contact information, and more.


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The Wertheim offers many performances and concerts for the entire community to enjoy at affordable prices. Click below for the schedule.



Meet your community and deepen your love for music.


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 students, faculty, alumni and friends.

Music News

502, 2024

Gita Karasik Caplin Named Founding Chair of Dean’s Advisory Board

February 5th, 2024|

Gita Karasik has been appointed as the Founding Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts (The Wertheim) at Florida International University by Brian Schriner, Dean of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts. Ms. Karasik is [...]

1001, 2024

Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts Artist-in-Residence named among Top 10 singers in Florida

January 10th, 2024|

A special congratulations to ‘The Legendary Soul Man’ and FIU CARTA Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts Artist-in-Residence – Sam Moore on being honored as one of the Top 10 Famous Singers from Florida by singersroom.com. The list focused on the diversity and vibrancy in culture and music found across the state and named artists [...]

2008, 2023

Wertheim School of Music Welcomes New Faculty for 23/24

August 20th, 2023|

After an extensive search, the Wertheim School of Music is pleased to welcome new faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year. This expansion showcases an unwavering commitment to shaping growing programs, with each faculty member bringing a wealth of expertise and passion. Patrick Cooper, Ph.D., Music Education Patrick K. Cooper currently [...]