Performance Ensemble Exchanges
The Global Education Center works with the John J. Cali School of Music to organize performing ensemble exchanges. Past exchanges have included performances by University Singers in Austria and Italy (June 2012), in Russia (May 2008) and in the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic and Hungary (May 2005) and by the Symphonic Band in Russia (May 2002). In 2008, Russia’s Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory’s Chamber Choir visited Montclair State University to perform Carl Orff’s masterwork, Carmina Burana, with the Montclair State Chorale at NJPAC at the invitation of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
In June 2012, the Montclair State Vocal Accord 2012 European Tour featured the 24-voice extra-curricular chamber choir, auditioned from the University Singers. Conducted by Dr. Heather J. Buchanan and accompanied by Steven W. Ryan, the Vocal Accord participated in a week-long cultural exchange organized by Montclair State University’s international sister institution, the University of the Performing Arts (KUG )in Graz, Austria. The Vocal Accord performed at the University in Graz and at other venues in Vienna, Graz, Gleisdorf, and Ottendorf, Austria .The Vocal Accord concluded with a concert in the historic Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Venice, Italy.
The tour was further enhanced by the presence of a film crew from Montclair’s School of Communication and Media. They recorded the complete tour experience, see "American Voice: Montclair State University Vocal Accord's european Tour 2012" Premieres February 26, regarding the documentary release.
In addition to these student performing ensemble exchanges, Montclair State University’s Shanghai Quartet and numerous other faculty performing exchanges have been arranged with the Milan Verdi Conservatory of Music in Italy, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Russia, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel, Agder University in Norway, East China University in China and the University of the Performing Arts (KUG) in Austria.