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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

1904, 2021

Congratulations Spring 2021 graduates! – CARTA News

April 19th, 2021|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – graduation season! As dozens of CARTA Panthers prepare to turn the tassel, the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts is here to help you on your new journey. Join FIU’s Panther Pack, a pack of more than 15,000 [...]

1103, 2021

CARTA programs ranked among world’s best by QS World University Rankings

March 11th, 2021|

CARTA’s architecture, design, visual and performing arts programs were ranked among the world’s best according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.  Architecture ranked in the top 50 (#17-25) for their category among public U.S. universities. It is one of two schools in Florida to be ranked. CARTA’s design, visual and performing arts [...]

2202, 2021

Sam Moore named first CARTA Medallion recipient

February 22nd, 2021|

Samuel “Sam” Moore, American vocalist and member of the soul R&B group Sam & Dave, is the 2021 CARTA Medallion recipient. The CARTA Medallion is a new program, created by the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) and the Tonkinson Foundation in 2020, that bridges the [...]

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