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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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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.

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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

1806, 2020

School of Music graduates first class of 4+1 Vocal Performance Students – CARTA News

June 18th, 2020|

Graduating with a college degree will always be an incredible feat in an individual’s lifetime, whether it be in-person or online. The moment one is able to move their tassel from the right side to the left is cherished by all, and for Orianna Gutierrez and Adam Levine, [...]

1905, 2020

CARTA awards top faculty members for excellence – CARTA News

May 19th, 2020|

The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts is proud to announce that four faculty members from the departments of communication, journalism + media and music have been awarded a 2020 CARTA Faculty Award. These awards recognize and celebrate the excellent work of our faculty members in teaching, [...]

1305, 2020

FIU Music alum awarded Berkeley County Schools’ Teacher of the Year 2020 – CARTA News

May 13th, 2020|

Our graduates are truly using their education to make a difference and are being rewarded for it! When asked about former student Michael Knepper, FIU School of Music faculty member and capstone advisor, Candice Davenport praised his high standards, diligent work ethic, and exclaimed that students like him [...]

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