Visit the School

The Cali School of Music offers opportunities to come to campus for presentations about specific programs, tours and concerts.

Music Therapy Days
Winds Events (OcTUBAFest, Honors Audition Master Classes, Brass Day)
Audition Day Chamber Music Events
MSU ChoralFest
Cali School and Campus Visits

Music Therapy Days

The Music Therapy faculty offer the opportunity to learn about the field of music therapy as a career choice, and about MSU’s program. Highlights will include opportunities for networking; class visits; and open discussion with the faculty. This event will be hosted by faculty and current students in the program. Visitors may come for all or part of the day.

November 6, 2014*
1:00-3:00  Greetings, Orientation, Overview, A/V, etc. (Leshowitz)
3:00-4:00 Tour (Cali School and general tour, on way to University Hall)
4:00-5:40 Intro to MT course visit (University Hall)

February 17, 2015*
10:30-12:30  Greetings, Orientation, Overview, A/V, etc. (Leshowitz)
12:30-1:30   TBA
1:30-2:30 Tour (general tour and Cali School, ending up back at Chapin)
2:30-3:45  Psych Foundations I course visit (Chapin Hall)

*Schedules subject to change.

Contact Prof. Brian Abrams for more information.

Winds Events

OcTUBAFest (for tuba players)
October 15-18, 2014
Recitals, Master Classes, Clinics and Guest Artists
Contact: Jason Ham - 845-781-8707;

Honors Audition Master Classes (for woodwind and brass players)
October 18, 2014 / November 23, 2014
Master Classes on the art of the audition for all woodwind and brass instruments.
Contact: Don Batchelder - 973-715-1862;

Brass Day (for brass players)
March 22, 2015
Recitals, Master Classes, Clinics, Guest Artists and a Monster Brass Bash
Contact: Don Batchelder - 973-715-1862;

Audition Day Chamber Music Events (for all instruments)

February 6, 7, 27 and 28, 2015
Sit in with a Cali chamber ensemble!
Contact: Tony Mazzocchi -- 973-655-5226;

MSU ChoralFest

The MSU ChoralFest is a non-competitive, adjudicated high school choral festival emphasizing vocal and ensemble skill development. It will be held on October 24, 2014.

A maximum of five choirs will be selected to work with Dr. Heather J. Buchanan and perform in the Alexander Kasser Theater. See information and application forms below:

2014 High School Choral Festival Information

Application Form 2014 (PDF)

Application Form 2014 (doc)

Campus Visits

To learn about events or schedule visits:


The Cali School presents many daytime and evening concerts by faculty, students and guest artists. If you would like to attend, check the Concerts and Events on this website for the most up-to-date listings.