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Every year in October, the Cali School celebrates the opening of the school year by presenting Kaleidoscope concerts, where our student and faculty soloists, chamber groups and large ensembles perform. We also present more than 300 daytime and evening concerts and masterclasses by students, faculty and guest artists throughout the year. See Concerts and Events for the most up-to-date listings.

Below find events that are happening on campus this semester. We hope to see you soon!

Music Therapy Days

Music Therapy Days 2022-23

Fall 2022:
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Spring 2023:
Monday, February 20, 2023

Registration information coming soon

Learn More about the Music Therapy Program or ask for further information, by contacting Dr. Brian Abrams.

Choral Events

Fall 2022:
Friday, October 28:  ChoralFest

  • 8 am – 2:45 pm
  • Venue: Alexander Kasser Theater + Chapin Hall
  • A non-competitive, adjudicated high school choral festival emphasizing vocal and ensemble skill development.
  • A maximum of five (5) choirs will be selected to perform in the Alexander Kasser Theater’s state-of-the-art acoustics.
  • 2022 ChoralFest highlights include 25 minute onstage performance & choral clinic, 50-minute vocal masterclass, concert performances by MSU Singers and solo vocal artists, video recording of your choir’s performance/clinic.
  • Cost: $150 participation fee per school
  • Applications: Dr. Heather J. Buchanan (


Spring 2023:

Saturday, March 18: #Inspired! Choral Showcase

  • 12:30 pm – 10 pm
  • Venue: Alexander Kasser Theater + Chapin Hall
  • Choral event featuring two invited HS Showcase Choirs in concert with MSU Singers
  • HS choristers/singers + Choirs welcome to apply for Combined Choirs (SSAA, TTBB, SATB) participation
  • Activities include combined choirs rehearsals, solo vocal performances by MSU students, and voice-part technique workshops with MSU voice faculty.
  • Culminating evening concert @ 8 pm – admission by donation with all proceed to Cali Scholarship Fund
  • Cost: Combined Choirs SSAA/TTBB & SATB music purchase (individuals/school choirs)
  • Applications: Dr. Heather J. Buchanan (


Friday, February 17:  VOCES8 Immersive Residency

  • High School and Middle School (7th/8th grade) Choirs may apply to participate in a workshop and open rehearsal with acclaimed International vocal ensemble VOCES8 and the Montclair State University Singers.
  • Times TBA
  • Venue: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Verona, NJ
  • Details available October 2022
  • Contact Dr. Heather J. Buchanan ( for information

Brass Events

New events TBA.

For further information, please contact Brass Coordinator Ray Ray Riccomini.

Woodwind Events

New events TBA.

Contact Benjamin Barron for information about upcoming events.