Music History Day, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

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Each spring Cali students explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which houses one of the world’s finest collections of musical instruments and iconography. The trip is organized specifically for current students of Dr. Dolp’s Music in Time, Place and Ideas (MUHS 308), but all Cali students are welcome. For questions, please contact Dr. Dolp at

The Sacher Distinguished Lecture in Music

The Sacher Distinguished Lecture in Music is an annual event at the John J. Cali School of Music that features innovative scholarship about music as a cultural form. The lecture takes place in Leshowitz Recital Hall every January and is free and open to the public. 2017 Inaugural Lecture, Dr. Laura Dolp — “Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven: Arvo Pärt and Art-making in America
2018 – TBA

Dig deeper, expand your mind

Version 2Every fall, the Cali School offers an honors section of undergraduate music history (MUHS 409 Honors: Music in Time, Place, and Ideas). Up to fifteen participants learn through a discussion-based seminar format. The course provides a challenging and supportive environment, in which students are encouraged to think out loud and to take intellectual risks. Please contact Dr. Dolp if you are interested in participating.

History at your fingertips

The Cali School is an all-Steinway school. Introduction to Steinway & Sons. Also, a short film about the artistry and craft that goes into building a grand piano.

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Further your discoveries

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