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Director’s Message2021-08-22T20:33:26-04:00

Director’s Message

Welcome to the School of Music at Florida International University!

The School of Music at Florida International University in Miami, Florida is an extraordinary place in an extraordinary city where students and faculty participate in a dynamic culture of music. An intimate school, we offer individualized training to 250 undergraduate and graduate students in a nurturing atmosphere that allows for each student’s individual artistry and intellect to develop and blossom. We boast an exceptional world-renowned faculty of teaching artists and scholars who perform, educate, tour, record, publish, compose, and present scholarly work locally, nationally, and internationally.

Students here in the School of Music participate in our outstanding performing ensembles. The more than 100 performances annually include orchestral, wind, jazz, vocal, choral, and chamber music concerts all performed in the beautiful Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center at Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique Campus.

The School of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1996 and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in performance, music business, music composition, music education, and music technology. I hope you will consider the School of Music at Florida International University as a place where your talents can be nurtured and a place where you can prepare yourself as a 21st century musician!

I invite you to glance at our website and learn more about the exciting programs we offer with a world-class faculty in an exciting city full of arts & culture!


Karen S. Fuller Veloz
Director of the FIU School of Music