Fall 2017 Admissions Visits

YSM is coming to you! We encourage you to visit with us and learn more about YSM at an admissions event this fall.

As of August 16, 2017

New England Conservatory

College Fair
Saturday, September 16, 2017
2–3:30 pm
Boston, MA

Peabody Conservatory

College Fair
Sunday, September 24, 2017
3–5 pm
Baltimore, MD

Eastman School of Music

Upstate New York Music College Fair
Thursday, September 28, 2017
5–7 pm
Rochester, NY

Oberlin Conservatory

College Fair
Monday, October 9, 2017
4:30–6:30 pm
Oberlin, OH

Juilliard Pre-College

College Forum
TBA
New York, NY

Rice University

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:30–8:30 pm
Houston, TX

Published August 16, 2017
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YSM announces revamped B.A/M.M. degree program

High-school students can now apply to the Yale School of Music’s bachelor of arts/master of music program. Previously open only to Yale College students making plans for graduate school, the revamped degree path allows high-school students to plan simultaneously for college and graduate school. The program is designed for outstanding instrumentalists who are also interested in pursuing a liberal-arts education.

As had been and remains the case, Yale College students can apply to the program during their junior year. Now, high-school students everywhere can apply to attend college and graduate school at Yale. That is, admission to the five-year program is through acceptance into both Yale College and the School of Music, either after the third year of the College’s bachelor of arts program or before matriculation into Yale College.

The program, in its expanded form, offers undergraduates the opportunity to spread master’s-degree course requirements and study with YSM faculty over the course of five years. Similarly, Yale College students who begin the program in their senior year can complete some requirements toward their master’s degrees before graduating and enrolling at the School of Music.

The revamped B.A./M.M. program, which comes with no costs beyond Yale College tuition (the School of Music is tuition-free) should be particularly appealing to pre-college students who might otherwise have trouble deciding whether to go the conservatory or university route. YSM’s B.A./M.M. degree offers students the opportunity to pursue both degrees at the highest levels of education, and at the only music school in the Ivy League.

Among those who’ve taken advantage of the program are Philadelphia Orchestra assistant conductor Kensho Watanabe ’09BS ’10MM, who studied biology at Yale College and violin at YSM, and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Victor Wang ’14BS ’15MM, who also studied biology at Yale College and received his master’s degree from YSM.

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Published August 15, 2017
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Rolston String Quartet named YSM’s new fellowship quartet-in-residence

Rolston String Quartet | Photo by Tianxiao Zhang Photography

The Rolston String Quartet ’16Norfolk has been named the new fellowship quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music. The group, whose previous residencies include the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in the summer of 2016, will begin their tenure at YSM this fall. While at Yale, the quartet will work closely with the Brentano String Quartet — YSM’s quartet-in-residence — perform recitals, and participate in education-outreach programs.

“The Rolston String Quartet is very eager to come to New Haven as the Yale School of Music’s fellowship quartet-in-residence,” the group said in a statement. “We are incredibly optimistic about the possibilities for development and growth provided by Yale’s stimulating environment. We can’t wait to meet the Yale students and faculty who will illuminate and influence this new experience. Working closely with the Brentano Quartet is a dream come true. They are endlessly generous and inspiring people whose artistic spirits are to be admired. We look forward to deepening our musical understandings, refining our interpretations, and benefiting from their extensive professional experience.

“We will be so lucky to be able to coach chamber ensembles made up of Yale (undergraduate) students; this opportunity is a rare one that will yield immense insight into the complexities of teaching music. The fellowship program at Yale will aid our growth as we cultivate an ensemble that reflects the values of community, the highest levels of artistic and academic excellence, and the important traditions of chamber music,” the group said.

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Published May 16, 2017
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Admissions Visits to Ohio and New York, October 2015

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Cleveland Institute of Music

Graduate Music Fair
Monday, October 12, 2015
12:30–2:30 pm
Cleveland, OH

Oberlin Conservatory

Performing Arts College Fair
Monday, October 12, 2015
4:30–6:30 pm
Oberlin, OH
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Published October 9, 2015
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Argus Quartet named for fellowship program

Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet

The Argus Quartet has been appointed the new fellowship quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music. Beginning in the fall of 2015, they will be mentored by the Brentano Quartet, performing frequently and receiving career guidance. The ensemble will also assist the Brentano Quartet in leading performance classes and will coach undergraduate chamber music.

The members of the quartet are Jason Issokson, violin; Clara Kim, violin; Diana Wade, viola; and YSM alumna Joann Whang ’09 MM, cello. MORE

Published May 19, 2015
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Live Chat with Boris Berman Feb. 17

The Admissions Office invites all applicants and prospective applicants to participate in a video chat on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST.

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The chat will be hosted by Professor Boris Berman, chair of the piano department at the Yale School of Music, and moderated by Professor Wei-Yi Yang, a member of the piano faculty.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the chat.

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Published February 17, 2015
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Apply for the 2015 String Quartet Fellowship program

brentano-homeThe String Quartet Fellowship offers an exceptional young quartet the opportunity to work closely with the Brentano String Quartet in an exciting new residency program at YSM. We are accepting applications for fall 2015.

Alumni of the quartet fellowship program include the Jasper String Quartet, the winners of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award. MORE

Published November 13, 2014
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Yale School of Music announces newly revised Master of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma

The Yale School of Music is pleased to announce important revisions to two of its degree programs. These revisions allow students to further develop their musicianship and artistry in a profound and unique way, leveraging both the teaching of the distinguished artist-faculty of the School of Music and the unparalleled resources of Yale University.

Last year, the School of Music launched its revised Doctor of Musical Arts degree, its highest academic credential. The launch of these two performance-focused programs complements that of the new DMA. The new Master of Musical Arts degree and Artist Diploma programs are now accepting applications for the 2015–2016 academic year.

“The new programs will nurture young artists of the highest caliber who reflect Yale’s values of cultural leadership and service. These programs will continue, sustain and enhance the rich legacy of musical excellence that has characterized Yale for over three centuries,” said Robert Blocker, Dean of the Yale School of Music. MORE

Published November 7, 2014
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Admissions Live Chat with Boris Berman Feb. 14

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Boris Berman teaching a lesson

The Admissions Office invites all applicants and prospective applicants to participate in a video chat on Friday, February 14 at 3:30 pm EST.

The chat will be hosted by Professor Boris Berman, chair of the piano department at the Yale School of Music, and moderated by Professor Melvin Chen, deputy dean and a member of the piano faculty.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the chat.

JOIN THE LIVE CHAT

Published February 14, 2014
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Visit from Aspen Music Festival & School

The associate dean of the Aspen Music Festival and School will be visiting YSM on Wednesday, October 29 from 1–4:30 pm. She will set up a table in the lobby of Leigh Hall, and she looks forward to chatting with interested students about Aspen’s summer programs.

More information about AMFS and application instructions can be found here: AMFS

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Published October 18, 2013
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