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

Dates & Deadlines

Sep 15, 2015

Online application opens

Dec 1, 2015
Applications due

Jan 28, 2015 (latest)
Prescreening results will be emailed to all applicants

Feb 22–28, 2016
Live auditions
by invitation only

March 25, 2016
Admissions decisions sent by email

April 15, 2016
Deadline for admitted students to respond to admissions offers

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How to Apply

Applications are due December 1 for fall 2016.

note: the online application for fall 2016 will be available on September 15.

Checklist of Required Application Materials

The application deadline for the 2016–17 academic year is: December 1, 2015.

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

IMPORTANT: We recently announced revisions to our MMA and AD programs. See announcement here.

*Note that the five-year B.A./M.M. program is for current Yale College students only. Students interested in studying 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 musical study as an undergraduate at Yale.

A completed online application (for ALL degree programs) must include:

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)

APPLY NOW (please note that the online application will be available on September 15)


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 AD program, for example, and you would also like to be considered for another degree program (such as the MMA, MM, or Certificate), you must select AD as your primary degree program on the online application. Then you may select a secondary degree program.

Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) Applicants

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


String Quartet Applicants

There are special instructions for String Quartet applicants. Click here for a description of the new String Quartet Program and application instructions.  Stay tuned for information about auditions for fall 2016.