About the Cali School

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Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music nurtures creative exploration for students in performance, jazz, music education, composition, and music therapy. Students study with a world-class faculty drawn from the finest musicians and scholars in the New York metropolitan area and beyond. The Cali School takes full advantage of its proximity to the cultural riches of New York City.

The Cali School presents over 300 performances and masterclasses each year by students, faculty and guest artists. The members of the eminent Shanghai Quartet have been artists-in-residence since 2002. They teach, coach, read the works of student composers, and perform regularly on campus.

Students also have opportunities to perform off-campus. They have recently performed at NJPAC with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim Museum, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and on tour in the U.S., Austria and Italy. Students may also study abroad through international exchange programs in Austria, Russia, Hungary, Norway and Italy.

The John J. Cali School of Music is committed to providing a creative and challenging environment in which our students have access to a high-quality, affordable education and excellent faculty who inspire and prepare them to serve the community as educators, performers , therapists, and scholars in the musical arts.

Please explore this website for information about our programs and the admissions process.