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School of Music2021-01-08T15:08:15-05:00

🎉 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

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, 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

FIU School of Music

Your future is now.

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

1501, 2021

School of Music Faculty, Alum, and Students Present at 2021 Virtual FMEA Conference and All-State Experience

January 15th, 2021|

Congratulations to our School of Music faculty, alumni, and students for being chosen again to present at the annual Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) Professional Development Conference.  The conference takes place every January and is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States, [...]

2212, 2020

Piano alumna Monika Miodragovic wins first prize at international competition

December 22nd, 2020|

Alumna Monika Miodragovic (MM ‘17) won first prize in the adult division of the 2020 International Talent Music Festival Rhein-Main with Clara Schumann Competition. At FIU, she won the coveted annual Concerto Competition as a student of FIU Artist-in-Residence Kemal Gekic, before moving on to perform in Stern Auditorium at [...]

2112, 2020

FIU Latin Jazz Ensemble Named “Best Latin Act” by Miami New Times

December 21st, 2020|

The “Best Latin Act” by the Miami New Times goes to our very own FIU Latin Jazz Ensemble who had its start more than 25 years ago. “We’re Miami, and Latin culture is in our blood. Whether you’re actually from Latin America or the cold reaches of the [...]

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