🎉 Welcome Back!
Dear Music Students,
Welcome to Spring 2021!
We hope that all of you, whether on campus or not, will feel connected to and supported by our School and University.
While there is much upheaval in the world today, we remain committed to your success and health and will continue to provide you with a safe space in which you can continue to grow and learn as musicians, educators, students, peers, and humanitarians.
In keeping accordance with Covid-19 protocols, we will move forward with providing you with ample performance opportunities this semester and are also proud to offer course selections that stress diversity within the classroom with such classes as “African-American Music,” “Music of the World,” along with so many others. I encourage you to read our statement on Music, Diversity, and Social Justice by visiting music.fiu.edu/diversity.
Our new events calendar will be up in the next few weeks and I encourage you to regularly visit as more and more student ensemble performances, departmental recitals, and spring festivals such as our New Music Miami Festival and FIU Miami International GuitART Festival, will be available to view (although subject to change as we navigate the pandemic). There will also be opportunities to connect with alumni as we celebrate Panther Alumni Week (PAW) in early February.
This Spring, many of our courses feature an in-person component, utilizing hybrid models while following all Covid-19 protocols. Please remember when coming onto campus to register with the Panther Protecting Panthers App. Please seek clarification and guidance from your
professor early on in the semester if you have any questions or concerns. Please also don’t hesitate to reach out to our music office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-348-2896, or via our virtual music office. We are here for you! Let’s use this semester to practice resiliency, take this as an opportunity to learn new technologies, be flexible and adaptable as the current environment allows, and embrace the positive!
Best Wishes for 2021,
Karen S. Fuller Veloz
Director of the FIU School of Music