Dates & Deadlines

Sep 15, 2018
Online application opens

Dec 1, 2018
Applications due

Jan 2019
Prescreening results will be emailed to all applicants

Feb 2019
Live auditions
by invitation only

March 2019
Admissions decisions sent by email

April 15, 2019
Deadline for admitted students to respond to admissions offers


Mailing Address

Office of Admissions
Yale School of Music
PO Box 208246
New Haven CT 06520-8246

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Office of Admissions
Yale School of Music
98 Wall Street
New Haven CT 06511


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Frequently Asked Questions

Degrees

I have a high school diploma. Which degree programs at YSM am I eligible to apply for?


I have a Bachelor’s degree. Which degree programs at YSM am I eligible to apply for?


I have a Master of Music. Which degree programs at YSM am I eligible to apply for?


I have a Doctor of Musical Arts. Which degree programs at YSM am I eligible to apply for?


Does YSM offer a double major?


I am already a student at Yale College but am interested in the B.A./M.M. program. Is it still possible for me to apply?


I would like to major in voice, composition, or conducting. Am I eligible to apply for the B.A./M.M. program?


I am interested in the B.A./M.M. program but want to pursue a Bachelor of Science at Yale College. Is that possible?


For the B.A./M.M. program, can I major in something unrelated to music for my Bachelor’s degree?


Is there an additional fee for participating in the B.A./M.M. program?


How competitive is admission to the B.A./M.M.?


Prescreening Requirements

Should I play pieces from memory in my prescreening recordings?


Should the prescreening recording be filmed in one continuous take?


Should I play with a pianist, when applicable, in my prescreening recordings?


How do the prescreening requirements vary based on which degree program I am applying for?


Application

English is not my first language, but I have been living in the US for six years or more. Do I have to submit a TOEFL score?


Can I submit IELTS scores or scores from another English proficiency test instead of the TOEFL?


I am a high school senior interested in the B.A./M.M. program. Can I apply to Yale College Single Choice Early Action?


Can I apply to more than one degree at YSM?


Can I apply for more than one instrument or area?


Are all application materials due by December 1?


Can my recommenders send in recommendation letters before I submit my application?


Where should I have official transcripts sent?


I am a pianist or violinist. When do I note my professor preference?


Auditions

If I am invited to audition, is it essential that I come to Yale for a live audition?


Should I play with a pianist at my live audition? Will Yale provide a list of recommended pianists?


I have not yet received a passing TOEFL score, but I was invited to audition. Should I attend my live audition?


I have been invited to audition and I have only submitted unofficial transcripts so far. Should I request that official transcripts be sent to Yale School of Music?


Department of Music

Is the Department of Music the same as the School of Music?


Can I take classes in the Department of Music if I am a student at YSM?