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Music

Is music your passion? In our Music program you will study with world-class faculty in order to prepare for a career as a teacher, therapist, musician or scholar in the musical arts. You will also be able to take advantage of the many study abroad and scholarship opportunities available to students of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.

Career Opportunities

  • Educator
  • Music Director
  • Composer
  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Performer
  • Teacher

Undergraduate Programs

BMus in Music (Guitar Primary) (Combined BMus/MAT with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool – Grade 12) Guitar and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

This program offers students the opportunity to combine study for a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with advanced study for the Master of Arts in Teaching leading to certification for teaching music and students with disabilities.

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BMus in Music (Instrumental Primary) (Combined BMus/MAT with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool – Grade 12) Instrumental and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

This program offers students the opportunity to combine study for a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with advanced study for the Master of Arts in Teaching leading to certification for teaching music and students with disabilities.

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BMus in Music (Keyboard Primary) (Combined BMus/MAT with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool – Grade 12) Keyboard and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

This program offers students the opportunity to combine study for a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with advanced study for the Master of Arts in Teaching leading to certification for teaching music and students with disabilities.

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BMus in Music (Voice Primary) (Combined BMus/MAT with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool – Grade 12) Voice and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

This program offers students the opportunity to combine study for a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with advanced study for the Master of Arts in Teaching leading to certification for teaching music and students with disabilities.

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BMus in Music, Music Education Concentration (Guitar Primary) with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool-Grade 12)

The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education is a 5-year program designed to prepare students for teaching careers in New Jersey’s public schools, as well as private or out-of-state schools.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive both the Bachelor of Music degree and an initial licensure from the State of New Jersey.

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BMus in Music Major, Music Education Concentration (Instrumental Primary) with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool-Grade 12)

The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education is a 5-year program designed to prepare students for teaching careers in New Jersey’s public schools, as well as private or out-of-state schools.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive both the Bachelor of Music degree and an initial licensure from the State of New Jersey.

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BMus in Music, Music Education Concentration (Keyboard Primary) with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool-Grade12)

The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education is a 5-year program designed to prepare students for teaching careers in New Jersey’s public schools, as well as private or out-of-state schools.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive both the Bachelor of Music degree and an initial licensure from the State of New Jersey.

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BMus in Music, Music Education Concentration (Voice Primary) with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool-Grade 12)

The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education is a 5-year program designed to prepare students for teaching careers in New Jersey’s public schools, as well as private or out-of-state schools.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive both the Bachelor of Music degree and an initial licensure from the State of New Jersey.

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BMus in Music, Jazz Studies Concentration

The Jazz Studies program offers training and extensive performance opportunities in both traditional and contemporary jazz styles. It provides a solid foundation in performance and history that will allow students to enter the professional music world or pursue advanced study.

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BMus in Music, Performance Concentration (Instrumental Primary)

The Bachelor of Music degree in performance focuses on the mastery of skills in orchestral or band instruments, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, or voice.

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BMus in Music, Performance Concentration (Keyboard Primary)

The Bachelor of Music degree in performance focuses on the mastery of skills in orchestral or band instruments, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, or voice.

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BMus in Music, Performance Concentration (Voice Primary)

The Bachelor of Music degree in performance focuses on the mastery of skills in orchestral or band instruments, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, or voice.

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BMus in Music, School and Community Settings Concentration (Guitar Primary)

The Bachelor of Music degree in performance focuses on the mastery of skills in orchestral or band instruments, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, or voice.

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BMus in Music, School and Community Settings Concentration (Instrumental Primary)

The Bachelor of Music degree in performance focuses on the mastery of skills in orchestral or band instruments, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, or voice.

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BMus in Music, School and Community Settings Concentration (Keyboard Primary)

This program prepares students to teach in private schools or enter other music or non-music related fields. It does not lead to certification for teaching in the New Jersey public school.

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BMus in Music, School and Community Settings Concentration (Voice Primary)

This program prepares students to teach in private schools or enter other music or non-music related fields. It does not lead to certification for teaching in the New Jersey public school.

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BMus in Music, Theory Composition Concentration

This program prepares students to teach in private schools or enter other music or non-music related fields. It does not lead to certification for teaching in the New Jersey public school.

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Minor in Music

Enrollment is limited for the Music Skills, Music Literature and History/Theory minors.

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Graduate Programs

MA in Music, Composition Concentration

This program offers preparation for both the professional music world and doctoral study. Students are encouraged to find their own compositional voices, as well as discovering and studying old and new sounds and aesthetics.

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MA in Music, Music Education Concentration

The M.A. in Music Education program, led by an experienced and nationally recognized faculty, offers a comprehensive course of study for music teachers in all levels and specializations.

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MA in Music, Music Therapy Concentration

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Music: Concentration in Music Therapy program offers a 40.5 credit combination of supportive psychology and research courses, including courses in assessment, clinical improvisation techniques, group music therapy (experiential and client centered), and teaching and supervision.

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MA in Music, Performance Concentration

The MA program in Performance focuses nurturing each musician’s technical and artistic growth in preparation for a professional career.

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Artist’s Diploma Certificate Program

The Artist’s Diploma is a two-year program designed for highly talented and motivated young musicians seeking intensive music study.

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Advanced Certificate in Music Teaching

The John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University is pleased to offer a special advanced certificate program for K-12 music teachers. Courses are specifically designed with today’s music educator in mind, offering a thoughtful blend of theory and practice.

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Music, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool-Grade 12)

Students with a baccalaureate degree and an interest in teaching may pursue the post-baccalaureate program for certification. Alternatively, the Master of Arts in Teaching is available for candidates who are interested in attaining the Master of Arts with music teaching certification for public schools.

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Performer’s Certificate Program

The Performer’s Certificate is a one-year program designed for highly talented and motivated young musicians seeking intensive music study.

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