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, 2014

Online application opens

Dec 1, 2014
Applications due

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

Feb 23–Mar 3, 2015
Live auditions
by invitation only

March 25, 2015
Admissions decisions sent by email

April 15, 2015
Deadline for admitted students to respond to admissions offers

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How to Apply

The online application opens on September 15.
Applications are due December 1 for fall 2015.

Checklist of Required Application Materials

The application deadline for the 2015–16 academic year is: December 1, 2014. Yale School of Music is a graduate school and accepts applications for the following degree programs only:

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

Note that the B.A./M.M. is a program 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. $125 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.


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.