Getting Around

We welcome you to explore the Yale School of Music campus, which offers vast musical resources within a world-class university.



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Special tours of the Gilmore Music Library
take place each day at 1:00 pm (Monday-Friday of audition week).


Yale Philharmonia – Observe the Yale Philharmonia in rehearsal as they prepare for their February 23rd concert.

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We will make updates to this page as we get closer to auditions, so please check it regularly!

Arrival at the Yale School of Music

On the day of your audition, please check in at the following location after 8:00am. You will receive  your audition and warm-up locations at that time.

Check-In Location

Hendrie Hall/Adams Center for Musical Arts

*Note that the entrance to the Adams Center is via the parking lot next to Leigh Hall (435 College Street). Follow the path past the front door of Leigh Hall and you will see the entrance to the Adams Center on your right.


Emergency Contact information

On the day of your audition, these are the best phone numbers for emergencies: 203-432-4155 or 203-432-4154.

If you have a question that is NOT urgent, please wait until you check in on campus, as we will have staff and students available to help answer questions. Additionally, you can send us an email (

Practice Rooms

On the day of your audition, you will be assigned a warm-up room for 30–60 minutes directly before your audition. You will be guaranteed the use of this room. For additional practice, you may use Yale’s practice rooms on the day of your audition. Practice rooms will not be available on other days. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations:

Adams Center for Musical Arts  8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Travel & Hotels


These are the hotels within easy walking distance of the School of Music.

New Haven Hotel: (800) 644-6835. Address: 229 George Street, New Haven, CT 06510. Rate is approximately $99/night plus tax.

Omni Hotel: 203 974-6716 or To make a reservation, please email Lorey O’Neill directly or call (and ask for Lorey O’Neill). Address: 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510. Rate is approximately $99/night plus 15% tax.

Quinnipiack Club: 203 562-3147. Address: 221 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510. Rates range from approximately $99/night for a room with 2 twin beds, $129 for a single queen room, or $140/night for a suite (plus 15% tax). Call the hotel directly or send an email.

Courtyard by Marriott: 203 777-6221 or (203) 654-2405. Students may also make a reservation by email. Address: 30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511. Rate is approximately $158/night plus 15% tax.

Other hotel options can be found on The Visitor Center’s Lodging page. Note that the closest hotels (within easy walking distance) are The Quinnipiack Club, the Omni, the New Haven Hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott, and The Study.

Getting to Yale

General transportation information (including airports, airport shuttles, trains, buses, and driving directions) can be found on the Yale Transportation Options page.

Train travel: Click here for a direct link to Metro North schedule (from New York City).

From Union Station to campus. Once you reach Union Station, we strongly encourage you to take a taxi to campus. There is a taxi stand right outside the station and there are always taxis available. A taxi will cost $8-$10. There are also free Yale shuttles from Union Station to campus that run every 20-30 minutes (you will want to get off at the College Street stop). To return to Union Station after your audition, you may take a Yale shuttle (the RED LINE) or you can call a taxi (Metro Taxi phone: 203-777-7777). Please do not walk from the train station.

DRIVING TO YALE:  Click here for a link to parking information near the School of Music:



Audition Week Concerts


The Magic Flute
February 16–18
Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm
Sunday, 2pm


philharmonia concert

Yale Philharmonia
Philharmonia in Sprague
Friday, February 23, 7:30pm
(comp tickets available)


ISM Yale Schola Cantorum
At the Foot of the Cross
Sunday, February 24 7:30pm