Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts Earns NASM Reaccreditation


The Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts has been awarded full reaccreditation from the National Association of Music (NASM), a recognition continually received since 1996.

The rigorous reaccreditation application is a comprehensive two-year review process that demonstrates that the School maintains high-quality standards and implements best practices in the field of music.

“We are honored to have received this recognition from NASM,” says Dr. Karen Veloz, director of the Wertheim School of Music. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, students, and staff, and confirms our commitment to providing excellence in all of our programs. We look forward to continuing to provide our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the music industry.”

NASM is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with 600+ accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines, and also provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational and other music-related endeavors.

The School offers a wide range of programs and opportunities for students to pursue their passion for music, including innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance, music business, composition, music education, and music technology.

The School recently received a historic $10 million gift from longtime FIU supporters Dr. Herbert and Mrs. Nicole Wertheim. The gift is the largest donation ever to be gifted to a school of music at a public university in Florida. The gift will be matched by FIU, which will result in a whopping $20 million all going directly to expand the school’s programs, scholarships, graduate assistantship opportunities for students and support for faculty. 

To learn more, visit music.fiu.edu/accreditation.

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