Dates & Deadlines

Sep 15, 2017
Online application opens

Dec 1, 2017
Applications due

Jan 26, 2018 (latest)
Prescreening results will be emailed to all applicants

Feb 19-25, 2018
Live auditions
by invitation only

March 23, 2018
Admissions decisions sent by email

April 15, 2018
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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How to Apply

Applications are due December 1 for Fall 2018.

The application deadline for the 2018–2019 academic year is December 1, 2017 (at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time).

Yale School of Music is a graduate school and accepts applications for the following degree programs only:

*IMPORTANT: We recently announced revisions to our B.A./M.M. program. MORE INFO

Applicants interested in majoring in music at the undergraduate level should refer to Yale College’s undergraduate office of admissions for application instructions and to the Department of Music website for information about music study as an undergraduate at Yale.



Checklist of Required Application Materials

A completed online application (for all degree programs) is due on Friday, December 1, 2017 and must include ALL of the following items:

1. Online Application

2. $150 Application Fee

3. Prescreening Recordings

4. Résumé or CV

5. Letters of Recommendation (3)

6. Academic Transcripts

7. TOEFL Score (International Students)

8. GRE Score (Composition applicants only)


D.M.A. Applicants

D.M.A. applicants are required to submit supplementary materials in addition to the items listed above. Click here for a complete description of the D.M.A. application and exam requirements.


Applying to more than one Degree Program

If you are applying to the A.D. program, for example, and you would also like to be considered for another degree program (such as the M.M.A., M.M., or Certificate), you must select A.D. as your primary degree program on the online application. Then you may select a secondary degree program. D.M.A. applicants interested in being considered for the M.M.A. or A.D. program may select M.M.A. or A.D. as the secondary degree program.

Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) Applicants

Applicants to the ISM programs (Choral Conducting, Early Music Voice, or Organ) must submit both the School of Music online application and the ISM online application.


Fellowship Applicants

There are special instructions for Fellowship applicants. Please visit the following pages for program information and application instructions.  



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