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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
- Check-In Location
On the day of your audition, please check in at Hendrie Hall/Adams Center for Musical Arts anytime after 8:00am.
You will receive your audition and warm-up locations at that time.
Note that the main entrance to Hendrie Hall/Adams Center (165 Elm Street) is located on the parking lot side of the building (as pictured). From Elm Street, the entrance can be located by following the path on the right of the building and making a left at the corner.
Alternatively, you may also follow down the path from Leigh Hall at 435 College Street. The entrance will be on your right.
- Emergency Contact Information
On the day of your audition, this is the best phone number for emergencies: 203-432-4155.
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
Practice rooms will be available from 8am-11pm on the day of your audition (and one day before) at the following two locations:
Hendrie Hall (165 Elm Street): Please remember that the entrance is located on the parking lot side of the building.
Sprague Hall (470 College Street): Please enter Sprague Hall through the main doors on College Street and go downstairs one level to the practice facility. If the doors are locked, someone will be available inside to open the door.
Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to sign up for these rooms.
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. Address: 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510. To make a reservation, please email Lorey O’Neill directly or call and ask for Lorey O’Neill. Rate is approximately $105/night plus 15% tax.
Quinnipiack Club: 203 562-3147. Address: 221 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly or send an email. Rates are approximately $99/night for a room with 2 twin beds, $127 for a single queen room, or $140/night for a suite plus 15% tax.
Courtyard by Marriott: 203 654-2405 (business hours) or 203 777-6221. Address: 30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511. To make a reservation, call the numbers listed above or email. Rate is approximately $158/night plus 15% tax.
The Study: 203 503-3930. Address: 1157 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Students may make reservations by emailing Karin Watson or by calling and asking for Karin Watson. Rate is $174/night plus 15% tax, subject to availability.
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.
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. In addition, Uber and Lyft operate in New Haven. 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). Walking to and from the train station is not recommended.