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Cali Professor Wins GRAMMY

Aubrey Johnson, Jazz Voice Adjunct Professor and director of the Montclair State University Vocamotion Singers, performed on “Eberhard”, a 13-minute “mini-symphony” and homage to one of Jazz keyboardist Lyle Mays’ favorite composers and mentors, German jazz bassist Eberhard Weber, and 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

Production still from West Side Story

Red Hawks Wow in Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

Alumni bring on-screen and behind-the-scenes know-how to reimagined Broadway classic

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Orchestra Rocks Monday Night Football

Cali School students are featured in intro film on popular ESPN sports show

Wynton Marsalis with trumpet player

Learning from the Master

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis teaches Cali School students about life and art

Harlem Quartet

Harlem Quartet Headlines New Residencies at Cali

Groundbreaking ensemble showcases Cali School’s innovative approach to artists-in-residence