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Immersive Residency: The Cavani Quartet at Cali

Leading American String Quartet Cavani Quartet was thrilled to shape the musical lives of the next generation through seminars that featured audience engagement and a “team-work” approach to rehearsal techniques.

Immersive Residency: Hip Hop and R+B Week at the Cali School

Flashing back to the Cali Immersive Residency Hip Hop and R+B week in early October 2022.

Acclaimed bassist and bandleader Christian McBride, Philadelphia-born and raised, shows support for his hometown team during his residency at the John J. Cali School of Music.

Lessons from a Jazz Master

Bassist Christian McBride headlines Cali immersive residencies

The Montclair State Wind Symphony Performs in Prague

Cali musicians make the most of a prestigious international invitation

Cali Professor Wins Grammy

Aubrey Johnson, Jazz Voice Adjunct Professor and director of the Montclair State University Vocamotion Singers awarded a GRAMMY in 2021.

Alumni Spotlight: Lisbelkis Santana-Music Education MSU ’19

“I am extremely grateful for the connections and relationships I developed with my colleagues and professors at the Cali School of Music.”

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Pivovarnik-Music Therapy MSU ’18

A dynamic music therapy student and leader within her community, Emily was always engaged in numerous artistic, scholarly, and clinical areas of interest, simultaneously.

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Peszka MSU ’20 and Alex Walton ’20

Join Philadelphia Singers and Perform with Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

MSU at the MET, University Singers

Montclair at The Met

Cali musicians perform on the stage of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Trumpet players

Cali Residencies Hit a High Note

Students engage with ensembles, solo artists rotating through a series of professional residencies

Cornelia Lotito

Alumni Spotlight: Cornelia Lotito, MSU ’18 – Wins the District 2022 MET Auditions and Visits Cali Students

Lotito spoke to our undergraduate students about her career path after graduating from the Cali School with a degree in Vocal Performance 4 years ago.

Chaim Zemach playing cello

Sad News-Passing of Prof. Emeritus Chaim Zemach

Professor of cello at Montclair for 28 years, he played a key role in establishing and maintaining the chamber music program in the Department of Music