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The Yale School of Music, a graduate school within Yale University, is a worldwide leader in educating the creative musicians and cultural leaders of tomorrow. It is the only school of music in the Ivy League. The School of Music maintains a highly selective admission process, admitting approximately 200 students who come from the finest American and international conservatories and universities to study with our distinguished faculty.

We’re glad to see you here. Thank you for your interest in applying to the Yale School of Music.


Dates & Deadlines


Sep 15, 2016
Online application opens

Dec 1, 2016
Applications due

Jan 28, 2017 (latest)
Prescreening results will be emailed to all applicants

Feb 20–26, 2017
Live auditions
by invitation only

March 25, 2017
Admissions decisions sent by email

April 15, 2017
Deadline for admitted students to respond to admissions offers