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Contact & Visit
Scheduling your visit
We encourage you to visit during the year, when classes are in session so that you may observe a concert or rehearsal, and meet current students. Visit our Academic and Concert calendars before scheduling your visit.
Are you a prospective undergraduate?
Yale School of Music is a graduate school. Yale University does not offer a Bachelor of Music degree. Students interested in studying music at the undergraduate level apply to Yale College for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and can major in music while at Yale, or study music even if they major in another academic area. Many talented musicians come to Yale and continue playing music at a very high level. There are abundant musical opportunities and resources available to undergraduates across the University.
Prospective undergraduates should refer to Yale College’s visitor information for campus tours. The Department of Music is the home of undergraduate music majors. Click here for more information about the undergraduate music major.
Yale School of Music offers a B.A./M.M. program for current Yale College students, who may apply during their junior year at Yale. Interested students should contact the YSM admissions office.
Yale Visitor Center Tours
149 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511
These tours are free, and no pre-registration is required. Led by Yale College students, the tours provide a glimpse into the history and architecture of the University. The tour also includes Sterling Memorial Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Not to miss while on campus
The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
The Gilmore Music Library is one of the largest music research libraries in the country. Highlights include extensive collected works editions, thousands of scores, and a rich collection of rare books and archival materials.
Collection of Musical Instruments
One of the foremost institutions of its kind, the Collection acquires, preserves, and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present, featuring restored examples in demonstration and live performance.