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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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1501, 2020

Nine-Concert Series Begins for New Music Miami ISCM Festival – CARTA News

January 15th, 2020|

The 23rd season for the New Music Miami ISCM Festival (NMMF) opens tonight at Miami Beach Urban Studios Main Gallery on Lincoln Road. Directed by FIU Composer-in-Residence Orlando Jacinto Garcia, the festival includes the presentation of music by composers from around the world, many of whom are present [...]

412, 2019

FIU Band Director Barry Bernhardt to Conduct the 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl Halftime Show – CARTA News

December 4th, 2019|

Exceptional staff members like Director of the FIU Marching Band, Barry Bernhardt, are what truly set the FIU community apart. Joining the Panther family in 2010, Bernhardt was brought back to revive the FIU Marching Band/Athletic Band program. Aside from FIU, Bernhardt has worked on the Production Staff [...]

1411, 2019

Andrea Leon-Moreno – RATCLIFFE Art + Design Incubator Fellow – CARTA News

November 14th, 2019|

Name: Andrea Leon-Moreno Positions Held and Short Bio (involvements, accomplishments, etc.): President of Sigma Alpha Iota (Music Fraternity), Member of the production team for the FIU Music Festival and the FIU Music Hour Major: Master of Music Business: Production and Management Why did you choose your major?I have [...]

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