John. J. Cali School of Music

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We wish you a happy, healthy, and safe 2021.

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Montclair State University is preparing for a Safe Return
Red Hawk Restart

We are all working together the create a safe and healthy learning environment. Whether you’re a student, a parent, a faculty member, an administrator, or a visitor, if you’re coming to campus, you must use the Hawk Check self-assessment tool prior to coming to campus–every day.

The safety of our student community is our top priority if you’re a student returning to campus, be sure to complete online safety training before coming back to campus for the term.

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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

Cali Music LIVE!

The MSU Cali School of Music is proud to present our concerts outside the concert hall through our web livestream. Each year the Cali School streams more than 100 concerts to viewers all over the country and the world! In addition to our selection of concert webcasts, Cali School of Music students and faculty perform free concerts nearly every day of the school year. Please visit our concerts and events page for more information.

We hope to see you in one of our virtual concert halls soon!

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Advising Information for Current Students

For those needing academic advising or other related assistance, Gina Balestracci, Cali’s Academic Administrator, will be available on Zoom from 1–4 pm*, Monday through Friday, beginning on January 25, 2021. Gina Balestracci’s Zoom Waiting Room. She can also be reached by e-mail at If these times don’t work for you, please send e-mail to schedule an appointment. *If Gina has a scheduled meeting she may not be available during all of these hours.

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Interested in auditioning for The Cali School?

The Cali School will be conducting video auditions for the 2020-2021 academic year. No in-person auditions will be scheduled. 
Click below to learn all about the audition process, degree & instrument audition requirements, video submission deadlines, & helpful FAQs.

How to Apply

Explore | Enrich | Engage | Uplift!

The safety of our community is our top priority as is sharing the wonderful experience of enriching people’s lives through music making and learning opportunities.  This year the Extension Division is offering remote music learning opportunities for youth through adults.  Remote private lessons with our skilled artist-teachers and opportunities for advanced studies with members of the Cali School of Music faculty will make this year the perfect time to enrich and enhance your world with the uplifting power of music!

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John J. Cali School of Music Main Office: 973.655.7212

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