Message to Students2023-08-14T11:03:14-04:00

Message to Students

Dear Music Students,

Welcome back to another exhilarating year at the FIU Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts, also lovingly known as ‘The Wertheim!”

We hope you had a restful and invigorating break, ready to dive headfirst into a year of musical exploration and personal growth. As the Director of The Wertheim, I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this talented community and witness the remarkable passion and dedication each of you brings to our musical family. Our faculty and staff have been working tirelessly to curate an enriching curriculum, engaging performances, and countless opportunities for collaboration and artistic expression.

Together, we will continue to foster a supportive and inclusive environment that nurtures your artistic talents and inspires you to reach new heights in your musical endeavors. Let’s create a harmonious atmosphere where creativity and joy thrive, empowering you to achieve your fullest potential as musicians and individuals.

As we embark on this exciting journey, make sure to save the fall dates mentioned below. Keep an eye on, school emails, and our social media pages for more information and additional opportunities as they unfold throughout the year.

  • August 16-17: Graduate Assistant Orientation
  • August 17, 11:00AM – 1:00PM: Theory Placement Exams for new undergraduate students
  • August 17 & 18: Placement Auditions.
  • August 24: Wertheim Music Kickoff (our first meeting of the year)
  • August 31: Ear Peace Save Your Hearing Foundation Information Session
  • September 28: 23/24 Concert Season kicks off!
  • October 26 – November 5: FIU Music Festival 2023
  • November 9: Walt Disney Entertainment Workshop & Audition Information Session

Here’s to a remarkable year ahead, filled with rhythm, melody, and boundless opportunities for your success as students and musicians!

Warm Regards,

Karen S. F. Veloz, Ph.D.

Director, Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts