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Application & Audition Process for the John J. Cali School of Music

All applicants* are required to submit a University application, as well as register for an audition. Please use the application/audition registration process outlined below to complete these requirements.

*Current MSU students looking to transfer into the music program do not need to complete an application. Please reach out to the audition coordinator at musauditions@montclair.edu to register for an audition.

1. Review the application and audition requirements for your program of choice. You can find the requirements for each of our current programs at the bottom of this page.

2. Submit an application to Montclair State University. You will not need to submit a separate application to the school of music. You can access the online application for undergraduate and graduate degrees below:

Undergraduate Online Application
Graduate Online Application

3. Once you submit an application, you will be prompted to register for an audition through a private link.

Undergraduate students will receive the audition registration link in a confirmation email 24 hours after submitting your application. Graduate students will have access to the audition registration link in your application portal – once you’ve submitted your application.

Click on the provided link and follow the instructions to register for either a live or video audition.


For Live Auditions
While you may choose your preferred audition date from the provided list, audition and interview times are scheduled for you and will be communicated to you in an email 1-2 weeks prior to your chosen audition date.

For Video Auditions
The date for which you register will act as the deadline for your video submission.

4. Once you submit your audition registration form, you will receive a confirmation email. Please keep this for your records. Any questions regarding the application & audition process can be sent to the audition coordinator – contact information below:

Linsay Setzer
Audition Coordinator

Additional information:

See Degrees & Programs for information about music courses and curriculum.

If you have a question or concern, don’t hesitate to leave a message for the Auditions Coordinator at musauditions@montclair.edu or 973-655-7610.

We offer a range of grants, loans and scholarships. Learn more:

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Musical Theatre

The musical theatre program operates separately from the Cali School of Music. All applicants interested in the musical theatre program can find their webpage below:

Musical Theatre (Department of Theater and Dance)