Message to Students2024-01-08T10:47:11-05:00

Message to Students

Dear Music Students,

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

I hope you had a restful and invigorating break, ready to dive into a semester 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.

I invite you to immerse yourself in the pages of our inaugural magazine, Crescendo (Spring 2023), which captures the essence of our growth and achievements as an institution over the past year. Let’s harness the momentum and carry it forward into the new year. Explore Crescendo, Issue I (Spring 2023) by FIU Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts – Issuu.

Please make sure to save the spring 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. Visit Onestop for FIU academic dates.

  • January 11, 2024 at 7:30PM: Concert Season Begins
  • January 15, 2024 at 11:59PM: Accompanying Request Spring Deadline for Student Recitals (Visit
  • January 16, 2024: Last Day to Add/Drop Courses
  • January 17, 2024 at 7:00PM: New Music Miami ISCM Festival Opening Concert
  • February 15, 2024 at 3:30PM: FIU Wertheim Music Departmental Recital (Mandatory for Music Students)
  • February 17, 2024: FIU Miami Int’l GuitART Festival Begins
  • February 24 – March 3): On Tour to Santa Fe!
  • April 11, 2024 at 3:30PM: FIU Wertheim Music Departmental Recital (Mandatory for Music Students)

Here’s to a remarkable semester 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