John. J. Cali School of Music

Cali Fall 2021 Restart Guide

Find out our new indoor procedures for our Fall 2021 Restart at the Cali School of Music. Covid updates are fluid, be sure to check this page often!

Fall 2021 Restart FAQs  Hawk Check

Students, faculty, and staff MUST fill out Hawk Check every day.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Cali Immersive Residency Project

We are excited to announce a reimagined professional residency program with week-long residencies with eleven top rated artists and ensembles!

More Information and Schedule of Events

Please join us for the public events at the Cali School of Music and the Bridges Series concerts at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, co-presented with Kaufman Music Center

The Cali Pathways Project

The John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University aims to create dynamic and comprehensive pathways to higher education and careers in music for talented student musicians from underrepresented backgrounds.

Learn more Support the Cali Pathways Project

Explore | Enrich | Engage | Uplift!

The safety of our community continues to be our top priority as is sharing the wonderful experience of enriching people’s lives through music making and learning opportunities. This fall the Extension Division is offering remote music learning opportunities for youth through adults and in-person/on-campus music lessons for fully vaccinated individuals age twelve and older.

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Areas of Study Quick Links

The John J. Cali Cali School of Music offers the Bachelor of Music (BMus), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Music (MM) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees. Learn about our wide-ranging programs.

Jazz StudiesMusic EducationMusic TherapyPerformanceTheory + CompositionExtension DivisionStudy Abroad

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Performance Ensemble Information

Performance is a vital element in all of our programs. We expect students to grow in their specialties and as musicians throughout their lives. We present over 300 concerts and masterclasses a year by students, faculty, guest artists and the Shanghai Quartet, ensemble-in-residence.

Cali Midweek Concerts presents students, faculty and guest artists in small ensembles. Our annual Kaleidoscope concerts offer multiple soloists and small and large ensembles performing many styles of music. Large ensemble and opera performances take place in the acoustically acclaimed Alexander Kasser Theater, while solo, jazz combo and chamber recitals take place in the Cali School’s Jed Leshowitz Recital Hall.

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Contact Us

John J. Cali School of Music Main Office: 973.655.7212

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School of Communication and Media

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