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Campus Visits

To learn about events or schedule visits:


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 Day

Monday, February 17th, 2020

(Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered during the school year. Visitors may come for all or part of the event.)

The Music Therapy faculty offer the opportunity to learn about the field of music therapy as a career choice and about Montclair State’s program. Highlights will include opportunities for networking, class visits and open discussion with the faculty. This event will be hosted by faculty and current students in the program.

Register Here

February 17, 2020

Pre-Event, Partial Tour of the Campus (Optional)
(Departs from John J. Cali School of Music)

Arrival, Greetings, and Sign-In
(Chapin Lobby, outside of Leshowitz Recital Hall)

Greetings and Orientation to the University, School of Music, and Music Therapy Program
General summary of the music therapy field, with video examples
Questions and Answers
(Leshowitz Recital Hall)

Tour of John J. Cali School of Music
(John J. Cali School of Music)

Click here to see more about the Music Therapy program.

For further information, please contact Dr. Brian Abrams.

Choral Events

Choral Open Dress Rehearsals 

  1. Friday, May 1:  11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Alexander Kasser Theater.

Legacy (Choral Spring Concert program) featuring MSU Chorale performing Faure’s Requiem with organ and chamber orchestra. MSU Singers will perform “Flummerfelt Favorites”.

Admission FREE but tickets are required. Reservations via Kathleen Reddington in the College of the Arts.


Saturday, March 21, 2020

#Inspired! Choral Showcase Event. 12 – 9:30 pm. Alexander Kasser Theater. Featuring MSU Singers, Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS & River Regionals HS Select Choirs.

The Montclair State University ChoralFest is a non-competitive, adjudicated high school choral festival emphasizing vocal and ensemble skill development. A maximum of five choirs will be selected to work with Dr. Heather J. Buchanan and perform in the Alexander Kasser Theater.

ChoralFest 2019 Information
2019 Application Form – ChoralFest

Brass Events

New events TBA.

  • Cali School faculty clinics on jazz improvisation, warmup and practice techniques, audition preparation and more
  • Coachings of brass chamber groups in a master class setting
  • Solo trumpet master class
  • ”Up Close” session on today’s music world
  • All participants will perform in the evening Brass Concert
  • Check out instruments and accessories

Clinics begin at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and dinner are available onsite. Visitors are welcome throughout the day.

All Brass Day events are free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are required.

For further information, please contact Brass Coordinator Don Batchelder via email or at 973-715-1862.

Woodwind Events

Contact Sasha Enegren for information about upcoming events.