Dates and Deadlines

May 12, 2017
Online applications opens

June 9, 2017
Applications due

June 19, 2017
Auditions in New Haven
by invitation only

[ how to apply ]

Collaborative Piano Fellowship

Program description

The Collaborative Piano Fellowship offers the opportunity to three outstanding pianists to further their training in collaborative piano and to work with Yale School of Music instrumental students and faculty. The Fellows will be integrated and active members of the School of Music community and for this reason should reside in New Haven.


The Yale School of Music invites applications from pianists who have completed a Master’s degree or higher in either solo piano or collaborative piano within the past five years. Individuals enrolled in a degree program for the 2017-18 academic year are not eligible to apply.

The appointment offers the following:
  • one-year residency, renewable for a second year
  • stipend of $30,000
  • health benefits
  • an average of twenty hours of accompaniment weekly for recitals, masterclasses, lessons, and studio seminars
  • coachings with Yale School of Music instrumental faculty
  • provide coaching to YSM instrumental students in areas of interpretation, voicing, and musical leadership
  • one applicant with demonstrated administrative experience will be designated as a Senior Fellow to coordinate collaboration assignments for an additional stipend
We will be accepting applications for fall 2017. Applications are due June 9.


Application materials

As part of the online application, the applicant must include: As part of the online application, the applicant must include:

  • curriculum vitae*
  • two letters of recommendation
  • pre-screening recordings
  • application fee: $80

*Curriculum vitae should address your musical background and any employment or administrative experience

Pre-screening and Audition Repertoire
Pre-screening Recordings (video strongly preferred)

  • with an instrumentalist, two contrasting movements of different styles from different periods
  • one piece for solo piano

Audition Repertoire
Applicants should be available for a live audition in New Haven on Monday, June 19. Specific repertoire will be provided upon invitation to audition such as:

  • one piece with a string player
  • one piece with a wind player
  • one piece for solo piano

Application Instructions

When selecting the application type, please choose “2017 Collaborative Piano Fellowship.” Applications are due June 9, 2017.
Collaborative Piano Fellowship applicants do not need to submit TOEFL scores or academic transcripts.