$10 million gift by Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim continues transforming school of music, expanding student workforce readiness

The gift is the largest one ever given to a school of music at a public university in Florida –By Gisela Valencia for FIU News “Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other.” — Plato, The Republic Music is at the heart of the human experience. Since the dawn of civilization, humans have […]

Music grad awarded prestigious $100,000 fellowship at UCLA

Marcus Norris FIU
Recent School of Music graduate Marcus Norris ’17 has been awarded the prestigious Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship at UCLA. He will receive a full scholarship and a $100,000 fellowship to pursue his doctorate in music composition. Norris applied using his master’s thesis — a 12-minute work for chamber orchestra titled “Brown Eyes, Black Magic.” In the piece, Norris attempts to create a mysterious […]

FIU Celebrates Successful Partnership with Knight Arts Challenge Miami

Knight Arts Challenge Miami
For 10 years, the Knight Arts Challenge Miami has provided funding for winning ideas that have sought to challenge and enrich our community through the arts. In 2017 alone, the Knight Arts Challenge will award a total of $7.8 million to new ideas in four different cities, including Miami. As a frequent entrant to the […]

Florida International University students perform in historic concert in Havana

FIU choir in Cuba
Recently, FIU students performed with Argentine composer Martín Palmer in Havana, Cuba. The concerts were the first time the FIU choir has ever performed in Cuba. WPLG Local 10 News covered the trip and spoke with several students. HAVANA – Last year Argentine composer Martín Palmeri brought his “Misatango” to Miami-Dade in a performance with the Florida International […]